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Welcome to the Sussex Maths Hub. We are a partnership of schools and colleges from Early Years and Primary to Secondary and FE who work together with maths educationalists, researchers and practitioners to improve maths teaching and learning. At a more cultural level, we want to change perceptions of children and adults towards maths and ensure that everyone has a growth mindset when it comes to numeracy and mathematics. The Sussex Maths Hub is now in its fourth year and we have increased the number of schools, teachers and leaders who have actively taken part in hub activities. Last year 603 schools/teachers participated and this year we want that number to rise. We are an inclusive partnership eager to support all schools in Sussex.

The Sussex Maths Hub covers all the local authorities in Sussex: East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and West Sussex but we welcome collaboration from schools and colleges within and beyond Sussex. We are committed to developing the professional learning of all teachers of mathematics with the aim of improving the attainment of mathematics learners. We have a lot of expertise within our hub of: supporting maths teaching and learning, developing maths leaders and providing strategic guidance for schools in need of specific support.

The Hub is open to all schools and colleges and we are keen to share any good maths news you may have during this academic year. You might be a nursery, school, Teaching School, university or maths organisation with something exciting going on in maths.  Our Maths Hub newsletter goes out to over 750 maths teachers and educators, so please let us publicise events or share your practice.

This year we are leading 20 projects. Here is a summary of the projects we intend to deliver this year:

  • China-England research and innovation project (primary): Sandown Primary School, Hastings and Pound Hill Junior School, Crawley
  • Teaching for Mastery specialists cohort 3 (primary): Dallington CE Primary School; Downs Junior School; Stanford Junior School; Coldean Primary School; Langney Primary School; Camelsdale Primary School; Rustington Community Primary School
  • Teaching for Mastery specialists (secondary): Chailey School, St Paul's Catholic College, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, Blatchington Mill School
  • PD Leads for primary, secondary, Post-16: Pip Huyton
  • Local Leaders of Maths Education Support Network: St Paul's Catholic College
  • Early Years development programme: St Peter's Catholic Primary, Leatherhead
  • Teaching for Mastery scaling-up Work groups:  St James C of E Primary, Pulborough; Balfour Primary School, Brighton; Billingshurst Primary School; Pound Hill Junior School, Crawley, Sandown Primary School, Hastings.
  • Teaching for Mastery focused issue (primary): Southover Primary School, Lewes; Holmbush Primary School, Shoreham
  • Mathematical thinking for GCSE: Dorothy Stringer School
  • Y5-Y8 Continuity: Claverham Community College Battle; Oriel High School
  • Challenging Topics at GCSE: Heathfield Community College
  • Teaching for Mastery focused issue (secondary): St Paul's Catholic College and Chailey School
  • Primary teacher SKE: Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath
  • Teaching Assistant SKE: Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath
  • Teaching new GCSE Mathematics resit: St Paul's Catholic College
  • Core Maths: TBA
  • New A-level using technology: Bexhill College
  • SEND: Woodlands Meed School
  • Primary leadership course:Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath, WSCC
  • STEM: University of Sussex


Our Strategic Board has been established for 2 principal reasons:

  • to ensure the Maths Hub demonstrates transparency and is open to external scrutiny regarding its work
  • to enable the Maths Hub to draw upon strategic advice and support from people with relevant specialist expertise and local knowledge.

The Strategic Board is made up of the following people:

Simon Thompson - Head of Education, University of Sussex (Chair)

Carol Knights - Director for Secondary Mathematics NCETM 

Bill Roddick - East Sussex County Council

Sophie Thomas - Headteacher at Newick Primary School & TSA

Tanya Davis- Munro - West Sussex County Council

Keith Perera - Maths Hub Senior Lead 

Jo Stedman - Maths Hub Lead 

Joanne Calladine-Evans - Maths Hub Ambassador for East Sussex

Richard Goodman - Deputy Head of School, University of Brighton

Karen Nanson - University of Chichester

Christopher Barnes - Ricardo Software

Vanessa Milne - Maths Hub Support Manager 

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