Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme

This project aims to support mathematics SLEs (across all phases) in developing their approaches to mathematics 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. The workshops will run in the North, the Midlands and the South. 

The Aims

An essential aim of the Maths Hubs Network’s is to promote high quality, collaborative professional development for all teachers of mathematics. 

To achieve this aim it is important to ensure that there are enough people with the skills and capacity to lead, facilitate and support the professional development of leadership across school networks.

This programme is part of a strategy to support the development of LLME across the network. This programme is specifically designed to enable the SLEs in their role to develop leadership capacity and capability in the schools they support. (see also PD Lead programme NCP19-05 and LLME Communities programme NCP19-07)

The purpose of this NCP is to:

  • Developing the leadership skills of Cohort Leads and supporting them to run programme
  • Providing a quality assured and tested PD Programme with associated PD materials
  • Collective evaluation to inform future project years or other projects


The Outcomes

Professional learning

  • skills in driving the improvement in mathematics, including developing the capacity of school leadership of mathematics 
  • knowledge and understanding of the challenges and barriers to school improvement in mathematics and how to tackle them 
  • knowledge and understanding of effective teaching of mathematics including teaching for mastery 

Practice development

  • incorporate new processes and models into their SLE practice 
  • effectively evaluate and review the effectiveness of particular mathematics school improvement models. 

Whole school/departmental policies and approaches

Teaching Schools with participating mathematics SLEs will:

  • start to use collaborative Work Group models as one of their school improvement strategies 
  • strengthen links with their local Maths Hub over the development and support for mathematics SLEs.


Programme Model

The programme is targeted at current mathematics SLEs.

There will be a single programme model refined from the model developed in 2018/2019. The programme will have the following elements:

  • one-day AGGS workshops with a cohort of mathematics SLEs, which would explore both school improvement implementation processes (such as Work Group model) and pedagogical interventions (such as TfM) 
  • Mathematics SLEs carrying out and evaluating their own mathematics school improvement initiative.



Training Dates & Times

Dates:  16 March 2020

Time:     9.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, WA14 2NL

Cost:  FREE


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