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Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups – Information and Application (2018-20)

Are you interested in being part of a Teaching for Mastery Work Group led by Mastery Specialists?   If so, please find attached, detailed information.  

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If you are not sure and would like to ask questions or find out more details, we are holding Information Evenings on the following dates for all teachers and headteachers: 


23rd April (5.00 – 6.00 pm)      Four Lanes Infant School, Basingstoke 

2nd May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)         Northern Parade School, Portsmouth 

8th May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)          Bartley Junior School, New Forest 

9th May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)          Weeke Primary School, Winchester 

10th May (4.30 – 5.30 pm)         St Mark’s Primary School, Southampton 

17th May (4.00 – 5.00 pm)         Gurnard Primary School, IOW 


If you would like to attend, please email Amanda Ponsford at    Please note that you may attend any location. 




Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Teaching Assistants

This Work Group is designed to enhance and deepen maths subject knowledge and pedagogy for teaching assistants.  Increased confidence in their own subject knowledge, and enhanced awareness of how children gain number sense and learn mathematics will allow TAs to better support children in the classroom and during small group or individual intervention. 

Courses are taking place at the following venues:



Training & Learning Centre, St. Mary’s Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PF 

30th October, 5th December, 8th January 


The Ringwood School, Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood BH24 1SE

16th October, 31st October, 19th January 
Isle of Wight 


Quay Art, Sea St, Newport PO30 5BW 

Riverside, The Quay, Newport PO30 2QR


15th January, 29th January 

5th February 



The Maltings, Alton GU34 1DT

18th January, 1st February, 8th February 

Please find attached, full details : CAN DO NCP

Please note there is a cost of £40 per delegate per complete 3 day course to cover venue costs.

If you are interested in signing up, please do so via the booking page.  


Introduction to Mechanics for Beginners 2017


A one day beginners’ course for teacherswho are new to teaching mechanics. 

Venue:   Training and Learning Centre, Portsmouth Academy, Cowper Road Portsmouth PO1 5PF 

Date:      Wednesday, 11th October 2017 

Please see attached, including details of how to sign up.  

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Collaborative Network Meetings for Primary Maths Leads

In response to discussions with head teachers, we are organising a series of collaborative network meeting for Primary Maths Leads.

These sessions will be organised by Jess Paul, SLE Maths at Northern Parade Junior School but will focus on teachers working together, sharing resources, analysing data and how to respond to the new requirements of curriculum/assessment.

The Solent Maths Hub/Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance will provide guest speakers as required by participants.


Primary Maths Leads and Aspiring Maths Leads

LOCATION:  Training & Learning Centre, Portsmouth Academy for Girls, St. Mary’s Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PF


Developing a vision and action planning/Fluency, reasoning and problem solving 21st November
Independence and Evidence 31st January
Moderation (year 2 and 6) 15th March
Mastery – Shanghai Videos 3rd May
Evaluation and forward planning 19th June

Please Note:  All sessions will run from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

COST:             Free

If you are interested in signing up for the course, please register by clicking on the booking tool.

Secondary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Specialist Programme

The Solent Maths Hub would like to recruit 2 further members of the Secondary Mastery Team.  This is a fantastic opportunity to develop Mastery Teaching in your school and others across the region. You will have access to high quality training and be part of a national team of leading teachers.

For further details,  interested teachers should see the information document and application form.  CLOSING DATE Monday 18th September . 


Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme – Information and Application (201718)

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What are Maths Hubs?

Maths Hubs have been established to help schools and colleges lead improvement in mathematics education in England. They seek to harness all the maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. They are part of the wider development of school-led system leadership in England.

Each Maths Hub is a partnership, led locally by an outstanding school or college. The lead school identifies strategic partners, who help plan and evaluate the hub’s work, and operational partners, who help carry out the hub’s work. So, the hub is not just the lead school or college – instead it is more like a maths leadership network involving schools, colleges and other organisations with maths education expertise from across the hub’s area.

If teachers, schools or groups of schools are seeking support from a Maths Hub, they should contact their nearest Maths Hub to see what work it is doing and how it might be able to support. Similarly, teachers or schools may have ideas for work or expertise they would like to share with the Maths Hub. Again, they should contact the Maths Hub leadership to discuss their proposals.

The Mary Rose Academy is the Lead School for the Solent Maths Hub. Our Hub covers the area from Basingstoke across Hampshire to Portsmouth, Southampton and The Isle of Wight. The Solent Maths Hub is the only Hub that is based at an Outstanding Teaching School for pupils with Special Needs. Our activities are truly inclusive with offers for teachers in all sectors of education. Maths Hubs harness all maths leadership and expertise within an area, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. We would like to work with all the schools in our region and so would be delighted if you would like to become involved. To get involved with the Solent Maths Hub, simply complete our contact form.

The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated centrally by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching.

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During the first years of the Solent Maths Hub much of our work was focused on Primary Mastery. This year we are developing this work with Secondary colleagues. We have appointed four Teaching for Mastery specialist teachers in the region:

Amber Hodge -Trafalgar School (Salterns Academy Trust) -Portsmouth

Amy Fuller – The Priory School( Bohunt Academy Trust)-Portsmouth/Hampshire.

Ceri Reece- Crestwood School -Eastleigh/Hampshire

Dan Marshall- King Richard School-Portsmouth

After they have undergone national training they will be working with schools across the region in intensive Teach Research groups later in the academic year.

To register interest in your school being part of this exciting national project please contact us on


Reasoning at KS 3



Developing mathematical reasoning is one of the key aims of both the new National Curriculum and the new GCSE, and is currently a focus for the national Maths Hubs Network. It is essential that schools develop students who are able to think mathematically and solve problems in a range of contexts. Students need to be able to articulate their reasoning in order to deepen their understanding of the mathematics and develop solutions to problems. This work group is being led by Wendy Bright from Bridgemary School Gosport, together with Professor Keith Jones from University of Southampton.



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