Lytham Hall Park Primary School
"We sought involvement with the Maths Hub due to our desire to improve our teaching in mathematics from an already strong position. We had excellent achievement in mathematics, but wanted to ensure our teaching did not rely on intervention but instead on everyday high quality teaching. Our involvement with the Maths Hub has driven our whole staff understanding of teaching for mastery in mathematics, and ensured high quality CPD which has developed all our staff, from those newly qualified to those leading their year groups. The partnership we have had with the Maths Hub has ensured that the mastery approach in mathematics is embedded across our school to the benefit of all our pupils. Our achievement has remained high, with progress secured in every year group across our school.
Ormskirk Church of England Primary
"It is quite staggering how the perception of, pupil attitude to, and enjoyment in maths has been turned on its head over the last few years. Being part of the Maths Hub gave the subject lead the resources, validation and status that what he was trying to introduce was well researched and nationally a success. In the year of the pandemic it still kept maths right up there as a priority, supporting us with high quality CPD at a time when other curriculum development stagnated.
St James' Church of England Primary
School, Lower Darwen
"I would recommend working with the Maths Hub as we believe the mastery approach benefits teaching and learning and will make a difference to understanding and manipulating numbers and the number system for our children. The fact that our two participants embraced the learning and support on offer changed things in school quickly and they were able to share with staff a clear direction and strategy that made sense, made planning and modelling easier, and was easy for colleagues to embrace and get on board with.
Baines' Endowed Primary School: A Church of England Academy
"The impact in our school so far has been a positive one, although we have been impeded by Covid at times. Our maths teaching is starting to be underpinned by the belief that all children need a deep understanding of the maths they are learning. Staff are starting to spend more time on key concepts that are revisited and reviewed. Devoting time to key concepts is starting to enable us to represent concepts in lots of different ways , teach the processes, then allow the children to apply their knowledge, increasingly rapidly and accurately. This is hopefully starting to commit key facts to children’s long term memory. Our maths team certainly values the Maths Hub meeting and networking opportunities. They leave inspired, full of ideas to improve the teaching and learning at Baines'.