Who we are

Welcome to Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub led by Outwood Institute of Education.

The geographical area we cover is across the Yorkshire and Humber region with priority given to schools in Wakefield, Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

We welcome strategic partners who have the capacity to lead projects and currently work in partnership with:

  • Tidal Teaching School Alliance
  • Aspire Teaching School Alliance
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • New College Pontefract (post 16)
  • Outwood Grange Academies Trust
  • Pennine Teaching School Alliance
Connect with your local Hub

What we are doing

Click on the links below to find out more about the fantastic projects in our maths hub.

England - China Research and Innovation Project

Adelaide Primary School in Hull has been selected to take part in a prestigious teacher exchange, the primary mastery specialist visited Shanghai in the first half term of November this year, and will be hosting their partner teachers from Shanghai in their school in late November / early December 2016. The purpose of the exchange is to further develop the understanding and implementation of mastery approaches to teaching maths.

Textbook project

We are excited to have the opportunity to continue with the NCP2 Textbook Project into its third year, following on from the success in implementing it throughout Year 1 in 3 different Primary Schools.  We regularly host open classroom events across the three schools involved where you can observe teachers and pupils using the textbooks and can talk to both about their impact.

Post-16 Participation

To increase teacher confidence at KS4 and to increase participation in level 3 mathematics.

This is a dual programme to improve teacher SKE and confidence whilst also testing out strategies to encourage pupils to continue with maths Post 16. 

Developing Mathematical Reasoning

This is a national collaborative project to support teachers to address the new curriculum requirements of problem solving and reasoning. We have started a second local cohort of this due to the great success we have seen in the schools involved. You can apply for Cohort 2 now!

National Primary Mastery Programme

The programme, run by the NCETM in conjunction with Maths Hubs, is underway and significantly builds on the work already undertaken to spread and embed teaching for mastery approaches in maths lessons in English primary schools. There are four leads from the region, regularly working with up to ten schools each on developing mastery in the primary classroom.  Watch this space for an opportunity to engage with these schools for the next part of the project. 

Primary Mastery Specialist Leads

This is the next level of developing lead teachers, maths leads and SLEs. The programme will focus on teaching maths for mastery in line with the national priority. The programme will comprise of five full day sessions and a requirement for acceptance onto the programme is a commitment to deliver staff training in school.

Same Day Intervention: extending reach and embedding impact

This year, we are continuing to test and learn about same day intervention and models for this and extending this wider across the region.  Already 10 schools have implemented this approach and are finding it is having a fantastic impact, particularly on pupils’ attitudes towards maths.  We regularly open our doors in the schools involved to the wider community, please find further details of open classroom dates and models for SDI to be used in your school here.

Leading Teaching for Mastery

Leading Teaching for Mastery will be a programme preparing maths leads to launch teaching for mastery in their schools. There will be three full days and optional twilights and interim exercises to complete covering: Introduction to mastery at key stage 3 / department planning / teacher training & development. At the end of the programme, maths leads will be able to take the fully resourced two year (at the moment) scheme of learning with them for delivery in their own schools.

Learning Teaching for Mastery

Learning Teaching for Mastery will be a programme preparing maths teachers to understand the principles behind a mastery curriculum and how to plan and deliver lessons for depth and breadth of understanding mathematics. There will be four full days and optional twilights and interim exercises to complete covering: Introduction to mastery at key stage 3 / planning for delivery / lesson delivery including - principles of lesson delivery, lesson observations, teacher research group.

Key Stage 3 Scheme Teaching for Mastery

Scheme of work and resources. Inspired by the Shanghai Exchange procedural and conceptual variation practice, primary mastery and ARK's mathematics mastery we began to develop our own scheme of work to teach across our family of schools.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery at Key Stage 3

A new work group this year which we are really excited about. This follows on from the work done in the maths hub last year on developing a key stage 3 curriculum to meet the key aims and incorporate pedagogy from the Shanghai exchange. Click the link to find more out about this free CPD opportunity.

Keep up to date with all of our upcoming sessions and save the dates here.

How to contact us

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