Primary Maths Network Meeting

This first session will explore the common areas of need across the city.

The intention of the network is to provide a school to school support system for Primary Maths Leaders, who by working together can explore ways to continue to improve the provision of mathematics in Portsmouth.

The focus of future sessions will be discussed at this meeting and tailored to benefit the needs to the group.

Meeting 1 – Northern Parade School, Doyle Avenue, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9NE.

Please register via the link:

Mastery Readiness Programme

The Mastery Readiness Programme is for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach.

Schools that are successful in implementing sustained and meaningful change through teaching for mastery have key foundations already in place. 

These key foundations include:

  • shared vision and culture around the importance of maths
  • a belief that every child can achieve highly in maths
  • a positive mindset towards maths amongst all staff
  • good maths subject knowledge amongst teachers and TAs
  • systems that maximise learning, such as timetabling, intervention, curriculum and pedagogical approaches
  • teaching of arithmetical proficiency for all children, to support mathematical fluency by reducing cognitive load
  • ongoing staff development, which is valued by all staff and senior leaders.

The Mastery Readiness Programme offers support and development in these areas.  There is no charge for participation in this programme. However, schools must ensure that staff are released to engage in the workshops and school visits, and that the headteacher attends events where appropriate

We currently have spaces available in the Portsmouth and Southampton areas.  Please contact the Maths Hub for more information.

The Maths SLE School Improvement Programme

This project aims to support mathematics Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work, including drawing on the expertise of, and aligning more with approaches used in, the Maths Hubs Programme. It will provide a regional support programme for participants through three workshops and an online community.

Attached is full information and application form. Information and Application

Solent Teacher Network : Discrete/Decision KS4 to 5 (27th June)

Solent Maths Teacher Network in an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of Mathematics of all Key Stages in the Southampton and Portsmouth area to collaborate and share practice.   Meetings are held termly and the programme will involve speaker led training events and informal discussions which will be decided on by local needs and participants input.  

This event will take place on Thursday, 27th June (4.00 – 5.45 pm).   Please find attached, detailed information. 

AMSP _ Solent Teacher Network AMSP _ Solent Teacher Network


Primary Mastery Specialists: Cohort 5 (Now Recruiting!)

Primary Mastery Specialist Programme 2019-20 Information and Application

We are now recruiting a fifth cohort of expert primary school teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists.   The attached document gives information about the programme and how teachers and their schools can apply to be involved.   The closing date for applications is Monday, 20th May at 5pm. 

Secondary Mastery Opportunities

The Solent Maths Hub are delighted to be able to offer two exciting opportunities to become involved in Secondary Teaching for Mastery: 

Specialist Programme: 

Following the success of the secondary Mastery Specialist programme thus far, Maths Hubs, working in conjunction with the NCETM, are now seeking applications from secondary schools that wish to nominate ‘lead teachers’ to take part in an important three-year professional development programme leading to the designation of Secondary Mastery Specialist.  Schools nominating teachers for this role would be committed to the development of teaching for mastery in the lead teacher’s classroom, across their mathematics department and, later on, to facilitate and support the development of teaching for mastery in a small number of other interested secondary schools within their Maths Hubs areas. 

Please find attached, information and application form.  Please note that the closing date for applications is 26th April. 

Cohort 4 Information and application 2019-20

Mastery Work Groups:

In 2019-20, all Maths Hubs are participating in a Network Collaborative Project addressing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery.  As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists in each hub area will be offering support to schools interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their maths departments.  Each specialist who has completed the second year of their support and development programme will work with two departments.  Maths Hubs are, therefore, now looking to recruit schools and their maths departments to participate in this exciting and innovative project as members of these Work Groups. 

Please find attached, information and application form.  Please note that the closing date for applications is 24th May. 

Information and Application



A Network Meeting for Mathematics Teachers in the Portsmouth/Southampton Areas.  

AMSP Networking and Support:    Join us to network with Maths Teachers in the area; get to know more colleagues/talk about maths and teaching/share practice and resources. 

Venue:  Bitterne Park School, Dimond Road, Southampton SO18 1BU 

Date:     Thursday, 28th March 2019, 16:00 – 17:45

Please find attached flyer with detailed information.SolentNetwork280319


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