Matrix Maths Hub

The Maths Hubs programme is Department for Education funded and led by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics). We bring together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 40 Hubs each locally led by an outstanding school or college, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.

The Matrix Maths Hub supports schools and colleges to achieve excellence in mathematics education from Early Years to post-16. We are based in Bishop’s Stortford at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School.

Areas covered:

The Matrix Maths Hub serves education establishments in Harlow and across the whole of Hertfordshire. Schools in Braintree, Chelmsford, Epping Forest and Uttlesford are covered by the Venn Maths Hub.

For more information, the latest recruitment opportunities and event bookings visit:

Matrix Maths Hub events

Please see below for details of current Matrix Maths Hub programmes and events.

Matrix Maths Hub: Secondary Developing Mastery Maths recruitment event

Event Outline

  • What does a Maths Hub do?
  • How do you benefit from being involved with the work of a Maths Hub?
  • What is Mastery mathematics?

These are questions we seek to answer in this online recruitment event.  If you attend, you will find out what CPD opportunities are available for 2021-22 and will learn a little more in detail about mathematical thinking and representations and how this work can assist in the development of mastery mathematics teaching in your context.

The sessions are all the same and there are three dates available (all via Zoom):

  • 18 May: 2:00-3:15pm
  • 15 June: 2:00-3:15pm
  • 29 June: 2:00-3:15pm


  • An Introduction to the Matrix Herts & Harlow Maths Hub
  • Work Groups available for 2021-22 -  Overview and how to express an interest
  • Mathematical Thinking, Representations and Structures
  • Collaborative Discussion and sharing - What can we learn from each other?


This event is free of charge.

How to register

Please click here to register via the Matrix Maths Hub website.

If you have any queries about this event, please email

Matrix Maths Hub: Primary Mastery Professional Development Programme

Find out more about the Matrix Maths Hub's free Mastery Professional Development Programme by attending a live forum on Zoom.

The programme is fully funded by the DfE – including £1,000 for your school towards teacher release.

Each forum is hosted by a panel of specialists including a Herts for Learning advisor, Primary Mastery Specialists, an independent maths consultant with recent working knowledge of the Ofsted handbook and a Head Teacher who is currently participating in the programme.

About the programme 

170 Primary schools in our region are already benefitting from the hands-on learning and peer to peer support that form the basis of this collaborative programme to develop, embed and sustain a mastery approach and this is being replicated within thousands of Primary schools across England, who are finding it particularly beneficial in addressing the impact of Covid19.

Whether you are already working with one of the many planning schemes, such as Essentials, White Rose, Power Maths, and Maths No Problem or are just beginning to consider a mastery approach, we have a great team of classroom-based Primary Mastery Specialists who are keen to share their knowledge and experiences with your schools as we work together in small Work Groups of around 6 local schools throughout the coming years. In addition, Herts for Learning maths advisors will offer FREE (funded by the DfE) bespoke support for those schools taking part in the preparatory ‘Mastery Readiness’ phase, before beginning the Development phase of our programme.

Joining this programme will ensure that you keep up to date through topical sessions on recent DfE initiatives, which this year have included:

  • Curriculum prioritisation
  • Working with the new DfE Mathematics Guidance
  • New Early Years curriculum
  • Latest research on Mastery pedagogy

Please select your date below and once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting:

19th May 1:30pm (particularly targeting schools in the Watford area*)

20th May 1:30pm (particularly targeting schools in the St Albans area*)

8th June 1:30pm (particularly targeting schools in the Stevenage area*)

17th June 1:30pm (All areas of Herts & Harlow)

 *Please note, if you are unable to attend the session for your area, you are welcome to choose a date that suits you best.

For more details about the Matrix Maths Hub's free Mastery Professional Development Programme click here.

If you have any queries about this event, please email