About Solent Maths Hub

The Solent Maths Hub is one of a network of 37 Maths Hubs in England, working together within the Maths Hubs Programme, which began in 2014.  The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Maths Hubs are a structure, within a school-led system, for promoting and connecting different schools and organisations that aim to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics through collaborative CPD.   Find out more about the programme at mathshubs.org.uk

The geographical area we cover is Hampshire, Southampton, Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth as shown in the map below.

If you would like to find out if your school is in our region, use the following link: http://www.mathshubs.org.uk/maths-hubs-search-tool/

The lead school for the Solent Maths Hub is the Mary Rose Academy.  However, the team are based at Trafalgar School, London Road, Portsmouth PO2 9RJ.

The Team:

Steve Labedz – Executive Head Lead of Salterns Trust 

Amanda Ponsford – Solent Maths Hub Co-ordinator 

Sarah Anderson – Teaching for Mastery Lead (Primary)

Lisa Duell – Teaching for Mastery Lead (Secondary)

Strategic Board Members:  

Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director of Children Services 

Professor Paul Glaister, Chair of the Joint Mathematics Council, Reading University 

Peter Ransom, former president of The Mathematical Society & Chair of the Council 

Rod Edwards, Former CEO of Young Engineers

Roz Hyde, Secondary Mathematics PGCE, University of Southampton

David Hardcastle, Area Director, HIA 

Amanda Parry, Director LEaRN Teaching School Alliance (Thornden School)

Heidi Whitney, NCETM Regional Lead 

Steve Labedz, Senior Hub Lead 

Jess Paul, Maths Hub Lead (Early Years and Primary)

Tracey Williams, Maths Hub Lead (Secondary and Post 16) 

Our focus areas in this sixth year of Maths Hubs are the Network Collaboration Projects and the Innovation Work Groups for 2019/20.

Network Collaboration Projects:

  • Local Leaders of Maths Education :
    Primary Mastery Specialists Programme
    China-England Exchange 2019-20

    Secondary Mastery Specialists Programme
    NCETM Accredited PD Lead Programme 
    Maths SLE School Improvement Support Network
    Local Leaders of Maths Education Support Network 
  • Early Years :                                                 
    EYFS Transition Work Groups                                         
  • Primary :                                                       
    Teaching for Mastery Mixed Age Work Group
  • Teaching for Mastery Lesson Design
  • Secondary :                                                
    Mathematical thinking for GCSE effectiveness Work Groups 

    Y5-Y8 Continuity Development Work Groups 
    Challenging Topics at GCSE Development Work Groups 
  • Enhancing Specialist Knowledge for Teachers of Mathematics 
    Primary teacher SKE development Work Group

    Teaching assistant SKE development Work Group
  • EYFS SKE development Work Group
  • Post 16 
    Developing A-Level Pedagogy

    Core Maths

Innovation Work Groups:

  • Effective teaching of times tables

Among our key Solent Maths Hub strategic partners are the following:

  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Winchester
  • Advanced Maths Support Programme
  • MEI(Mathematics in Industry and Education)
  • Portsmouth Education Partnership


Please feel free to contact us on 023 9265 0631 at any time to see how we can help you.

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