Core Maths Conferences: Summer & Autumn Series


A free one-day professional development and networking conference, dedicated to exploring interesting and stimulating ways of introducing Core Maths topics in the classroom. The conference will also share resources for the teaching of Core Maths, including our free online Core Maths platform.

We welcome first time or returning Core Maths Conference delegates. Thanks to the wide array of optional workshops on offer, there’s something for everyone, so please feel free to sign up regardless of your level of experience with Core Maths or your past attendance to AMSP Core Maths events.

Who will benefit from attending?

These conferences are suitable for any teacher who is currently teaching Core Maths or who expects to do so in the near future. The content will be relevant to all of the Core Maths specifications.


Priority will be given to teachers from state-funded schools and colleges.


Delegates will have the opportunity to select two optional workshops for the morning sessions and will also attend a session on resources and a keynote plenary.

Keynote Plenary

We are delighted to have Rob Eastaway, Ben Sparks and Bobby Seagull presenting the keynotes at our conferences. Their sessions will leave you inspired and with delivery ideas that you can take back to the Core Maths classroom.

Rob Eastaway (London 18/06, Derby, Cambridge and Birmingham)

Rob has written or co-written eleven books, some of which have appeared in several languages. The majority are about the maths of everyday life, but he has also written books on cricket, memory and creative thinking. He is Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of interactive lecture shows in theatres that has reached over 100,000 teenagers in the last ten years.

Bobby Seagull (Newcastle)

Bobby Seagull is a secondary school maths teacher, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge researching maths anxiety and phobia, quiz enthusiast and a long-suffering West Ham fan. Previously he worked in finance, both as a trader at the investment bank Lehman Brothers and an accountant at PwC. Bobby writes for the Financial Times, is author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and ambassador for National Numeracy.

Ben Sparks (Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and London 11/10)

Ben Sparks is a mathematician and musician who travels the country demonstrating the beauty of maths. He is a speaker and tutor based at the University of Bath, and is also a coordinator for the AMSP. His work as a freelance maths enrichment speaker has taken him around the world.

Resources session

This session is an opportunity to explore the resources on our free online Core Maths Platform for students, which is due to be unveiled during the 2019/2020 academic year. For those with more Core Maths experience, there will also be an opportunity for you to share your favourite resources.

We recommend that you bring a laptop for this session, but we will also provide paper copies of the some of the resources too.

Optional workshops

Optional workshops vary between conferences, so you should explore your chosen venue for a description of what is on offer.


This conference is free of charge to state-funded schools and colleges.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a further subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs.

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Key Facts



Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology, Curriculum planning

Event format:


Event length:

1 day



Priority Area subsidy:



If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Teacher Support Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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