Venn 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 Venn Essex Maths Hub's aim is to ensure that all pupils, teachers and leaders have access to support, training, and innovation that will improve the enjoyment and achievement of mathematics, from Early Years through to the post 16 sector.

The Venn Essex Maths Hub is led by St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, an outstanding primary school in the heart of Colchester. With a dedicated team of operational partners who help carry out the Hub’s work, we work very closely with our Strategic Partners, who help plan and evaluate the Hub’s work. We work with successful, established mathematics communities across the Essex region as well as national partners and mathematics associations.

Areas covered:

The Venn Maths Hub covers the Essex area including Braintree, Chelmsford, Epping Forest, Uttlesford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock. Schools in Harlow are covered by the Matrix Maths Hub.

Find out more about the Venn Maths Hub's Work Groups and projects:

What is a Work Group?

Current Work Groups and projects

For more information visit:  https://vennessexmathshub.co.uk/


Venn Maths Hub and NCETM programmes

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

2021/22 NCETM Primary Mastery Specialist programme

Following the successful first six cohorts of the Mastery Specialist Programme, the NCETM and Maths Hubs are now seeking to recruit a seventh cohort of expert primary school teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists

For full details of the NCETM Primary Mastery Specialists programme, see here.

To download a flyer about this programme, click here.

Applications are now open

In order to apply for the 2021/22 programme, you will first need to read this information document and then submit the application form by 9am on Friday 28 May 2021.

2021/22 NCETM Secondary Mastery Specialist programme

Do you want to become a specialist in teaching for mastery and support your own and other schools to develop teaching for mastery approaches? Join the NCETM's Secondary Mastery Specialist programme. During the programme you will receive fully funded professional development from experts, have time to develop your own expertise, and then to support others.

What is involved?

The Secondary Mastery Specialist programme is a three-year journey:

  • Year One: you participate in several professional development events and focus on developing your own classroom teaching
  • Year Two: your focus is on developing teaching for mastery approaches within your own department and honing your skills in leading professional development
  • Year Three and beyond: you support key teachers in other local schools to develop a teaching for mastery approach within their own departments.

All the time, you keep in touch with other specialists across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

For full details of the NCETM Secondary Mastery Specialists programme, see here.

To download a flyer about this programme, click here.

Applications are now open

In order to apply for the 2021/22 programme, you will first need to read this information document and then submit the application form by 9am on Friday 28 May 2021.

2021/22 NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation programme

NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of maths.

Who can take part?

This programme is for teachers of maths (all phases from Early Years to post-16) who have existing commitments and responsibility for designing, leading and evaluating maths teacher professional development, and the potential to develop further.

For full details of the NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation programme, see here.

To download a flyer about this programme, click here.

Applications are now open

In order to apply for the 2021/22 programme, you will first need to read this information document and then submit the application form by 9am on Friday 28 May 2021.

Venn Maths Hub: Primary Mastery Development Work Group

Developing Mastery is part of the continuing programme to develop the teaching for mastery in mathematics in primary schools. This Work Group aims to ensure long term, sustainable, whole-school developments through engaging teachers and subject leaders in practice-based professional development activity. A key aim is to develop groups of schools

What will participating schools gain?

During each half-term participating schools will receive:

  • Collaborative, Work Group sessions, which are led by a trained Developing Mastery Lead
  • High-quality, bespoke, 1:1 school visits carried out by the Work Group Lead

Expectations of participating schools

Participating schools are expected to send two teachers to half termly meetings arranged by the specialist. These meetings give opportunities for joint observation of lessons as well as collaborative planning. After each of these meetings all schools agree actions that they will take before the next meeting. Each term the specialist will visit each of the schools to support the school in its development of its action.

To express an interest in joining this Work Group, please complete the form here.

To download a flyer about this Work Group, click here.

Venn Maths Hub: Secondary Mastery Development Work Group

Are you interested in Secondary Mastery Development?

Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (Mastery Advocates) to join a fully funded free Work Group run by the Venn Maths Hub. ​

​You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, as well as receiving bespoke support.

In your Work Group you will:

  • Collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice​
  • Get individual school support and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME)​
  • Take away ideas to help your students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A-levels​
  • Introduce and embed teaching for mastery in your classroom and department

To express an interest in joining this Work Group, please complete the form here.

To download a flyer about this Work Group, click here.

Venn Essex Maths Hub: Online Primary Maths Sessions with Debbie Morgan - June 2021

Venn Essex Maths Hub are delighted to host two online sessions with Dr Debbie Morgan.

Debbie Morgan holds a national role as Director of Primary Mathematics at the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics. She has previous experience as a Primary teacher, Headteacher, Mathematics Advisor and Senior University Lecturer in Mathematics Education.

Her current responsibilities include providing advice and expertise to the Department for Education regarding the development and implementation of mathematics policy across England. She has been the mathematics consultant on the BAFTA award-winning BBC programme ‘Numberblocks’ since its creation and regularly receives requests to speak at conferences across the country.

In 2020 Debbie was awarded a CBE for services to education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

To join us on 8th June 2021 at 16:00 please click here.

To join us on 15th June 2021 at 16:00 please click here.

To download a flyer about this event, click here.

Venn Maths Hub: Post-16 Maths Work Groups and Programmes

A-Level Pedagogy Work Group (based in Chelmsford with some online elements)

Free sustained CPD for experienced teachers of A level Maths.

  • Enhance your A-Level teaching through experimentation, collaboration and discussion.
  • Connect with experienced A-Level teachers to form a local community of practice.
  • Share and develop ideas to aid conceptual understanding of A-Level concepts and explore the over-arching themes of problem-solving, mathematical argument and modelling.

For more information about the A-Level Pedagogy Work Group, please click here.

 

Supporting Foundation GCSE Work Group (meeting online)

Free sustained CPD for those teaching Foundation GCSE, particularly to Post-16 Resit students.

  • How do we structure the curriculum for maximum impact?
  • What can we do to embed the recall and retention of essential skills?
  • What do we need to adapt to support students whose learning has been disrupted by lockdown?

For more information about the Supporting Foundation GCSE Work Group, please click here.

 

Core Maths Pedagogy Work Group (based in Saffron Walden with some online elements)

Free sustained CPD for experienced teachers of Core Maths.

  • What approaches can we use to develop the open-ended problem-solving skills that Core Maths students need?
  • How can we resource our schemes of work to create a coherent pathway through the curriculum?
  • Connect and share ideas with Core Maths teachers to form a local community of practice.

For more information about the Core Maths Pedagogy Work Group, please click here.

 

New to Core Maths Teaching Programme (offered in collaboration with other local Maths Hubs)

Free sustained CPD for those teaching Core Maths for the first time.

  • Develop your subject knowledge and pedagogy for teaching Core Maths.
  • Explore the following 6 areas: contextualised problem-solving, Fermi estimation and modelling, critical analysis, finance, statistics, and using pre-release materials.

For more information please email Catriona Agg.

All Venn Maths Hub projects can be found on the Venn Maths Hub website here.