Leadership Opportunities


This project aims to support mathematics SLEs 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 programme is for current mathematics SLEs linked to a Teaching School and will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools or are new to the role. Participants will be expected to commit to the full programme of activities and will need the support of the headteacher of their own school and Teaching School.

Applications for 2020/21 are now closed, however, for more information on future opportunities, visit the “contact us” section of our website to register your details.

The NCETM Professional Development Lead Support Programme

NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of mathematics. There is a choice from five possible pathways to accreditation depending on the phases of the teachers with whom PD leads work: Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Advanced Level, and Core Maths.

NCETM Accredited PD Lead status is gained by successfully completing a development and accreditation training programme (PDLDA) which involves face-to-face sessions, together with independent and school-based gap tasks, leading to accreditation by the NCETM. Once accredited, there is an ongoing re-registration process and there is also support for PD Leads to maintain accreditation.

Applications for 2020/21 are now closed, however, for more information on future opportunities, visit the “contact us” section of our website to register your details.


Central to the Maths Hubs’ work in spreading teaching for mastery expertise and supporting schools in introducing teaching for mastery approaches is the growing team of Mastery Specialist teachers. Please see the Primary Mastery and Secondary Mastery Specialist pages for details of current opportunities.



Work Group Lead

In each Maths Hub, there are a dozen or so different projects (we call them Work Groups) running simultaneously in a wide range of areas. Each involves a different mix of teachers and other maths education experts. While the Maths Hub Lead has an overview of the activity as a whole, each project has its own Work Group Lead. Across the Maths Hubs network, there are now hundreds of these local leaders of maths education (LLMEs), exerting influence and leadership in their own Maths Hub. Leads will access high quality training and support from the Maths Hub and the national network of leads led by the NCETM.

Work Group to strengthen partnerships with ITT providers

This project will provide opportunities for the Maths Hub to work with leaders of maths provision in ITT institutions to strengthen partnership and agree actions that will support the deepening of understanding of teaching for mastery for ITT trainees. building on best practice of Work Group Leads to actioning specific ways of working that become embedded as part of ITE provision.