Mathematics Curriculum Support

The new national curriculum poses a number of challenges for schools including a shift of focus from processes and skills to knowledge and from a learning continuum to mastery. Schools need to ensure that the new programmes of study are fully in place, that expectations are high and that teaching ensures progress in learning. In a period of transition it is vital that schools remain abreast of new developments, sharing best practice through collaborative learning communities.

Our development programmes are designed to support your school in meeting these challenges:

Mathematics Subject Leader Network 

The Subject Leader Network provides your school with essential access to the latest information, peer networks and effective support and development across the year.

The network will ensure your school has the latest information on aspects of learning and teaching, assessment, curriculum provision and leadership as well as access to curriculum workshops and opportunities to share practice with other schools. You can choose to join the primary or infant network.

There are three options for subscription (Standard, Premier and Premier Plus), which allow schools to make choices on the services they would like to be offered.

The Standard offer includes:

  • exciting and innovative termly development sessions for subscriber schools only
  • materials, ideas and best practice to enhance curriculum provision
  • attendance at termly subject leader updates
  • termly newsletters and email alerts of new developments

The Premier offer includes all items in the Standard offer plus:

  • a half-day of in-school consultancy support

The Premier Plus offer includes all items in the Standard offer plus:

  • three half days of in-school consultancy support
  • suite of EES For Schools progression documents for all curriculum areas

For further information, or to join the network please contact

Mastering Maths

Mastering Maths is designed for schools with a particular focus on raising attainment in mathematics across the school.

In this programme, senior and subject leaders, alongside other members of staff, will focus on those aspects which impact most on pupil outcomes and the mastery of mathematics. The programme will support the full implementation of the 2014 National Curriculum and include development of subject knowledge, curriculum planning, teaching and assessment.

In line with our research into effective professional development, the programme includes:

  • three core development days which enable collaborative learning across schools,
  • interim development tasks to support school based application of skills and knowledge
  • two tailored in-school coaching visits to review and support the development process
  • email support and advice from our School Effectiveness team
  • materials to enable participants to lead staff development in their own school

The core development days will cover material relevant to the entire primary phase so that delegates are able to see the “big picture” of how mathematical concepts are developed over time, and where children start from and go to in their learning of mathematics.

For this training to be most effective, we recommend that two members of staff attend to jointly influence change across the school.

Email for further information or to book this subscription for your school.