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Improving Continuity in Maths – IOW

This work group aims to help teachers improve the chances of pupils experiencing a smooth transition in their maths learning between primary and secondary school.  The Work Group will address key issues by looking at specific pedagogical themes and collaboratively developing models of continuity of approach that support pupils through the transition phase. 

The first session will be Monday, 12th March at Sandown Bay Academy. 

Please see attached for further information : Year 5-8 Continuity IoW



Primary Mastery Specialist 2018-19 (Cohort 4)

Cohort 4 (2018-19) – Information and Application

Following the very successful first three cohorts of the primary Mastery Specialist programme, the NCETM and Maths Hubs are now seeking to recruit a fourth cohort of expert primary school teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists. This document gives information about the programme and how teachers and their schools can apply to be involved. The closing date for applications is Monday 5th March 2018 5pm.


Primary Mastery Specialist Programme 2018-19 Application and Information



Planning and Teaching for Mastery: Twilight Sessions

Led by Mastery Specialists:       Sarah Anderson – Swaythling Primary School 

                                                                       Carla Laney – St. John’s and St. Mark’s Primary School 

                                                                       Denise Phillips – Townhill Junior School 


These free twilights are an opportunity to network with other teachers across the city, develop your understanding of the principles of mastery and create shared year group specific planning. 

The twilights are aimed at all primary teachers from across the city. 

Each session will be dedicated to developing an understanding of the teaching for mastery approach through creating medium term plans for mathematical concepts.   During the sessions, you will have the chance to discuss the images, representations, questions and task design for individual lessons to ensure there is a coherent journey through and across the planning. 

Sessions:  Date and Location: 
Introduction to the principles of mastery planning and meeting planning teams Tuesday, 16th January, 4.00 pm at Swaythling Primary (SO17 3SZ) 
Planning a unit for the Spring Term   Monday, 19th February, 4.00 pm at Swaythling Primary (SO17 3SZ)
Planning a unit for the Summer Term    Monday, 16th April, 4.00 pm at St. John’s Primary (SO14 2AU)
Reviewing planning from current year and looking forward to planning for the new academic year  Thursday, 5th July, 4.00 pm at St. John’s Primary (SO14 2AU) 

If you would like sign up, please do so via the ‘Book a Course’ tab.   Please include the names and year groups of anyone attending so that we are able to manage numbers in planning teams. 


We are delighted to confirm that we will be holding a Primary Maths Hub Conference at The Marriott Hotel on Friday, 29th September 2017 (09.30 – 15:30).

Our keynote speaker for this conference is Ben Sparks (mathematician, musician and speaker).  Ben’s keynote will explore the emotional impact of doing maths, and how dynamic geometry can tap into this.

Ben works part-time with the Further Maths Support Programme, based at the University of Bath, as a speaker, tutor and co-ordinator.  He also spends time working as a maths enrichment speaker, including the Maths Inspiration project run by Rob Eastaway.


After a short presentation on the work of the Solent Maths Hub and our keynote speaker, there will then be the opportunity to take part in a serious of workshops, including:

SEND Maths in mainstream – Emma Patman, Assistant Director, NCETM

Mastery in Action – Sarah Anderson, Mastery Specialist teacher at Swaythling Primary School

Magical Maths – Ben Sparks

An agenda, with more detailed information, will be issued nearer the date.

Please note the cost of attending this conference is £30.00 per head (to cover venue and catering costs).

Conference Agenda

If you would like to attend, please sign up via our booking tool below.  

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