Maths Hub Work Group: Supporting Core Maths



Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Maths Hub Work Groups have currently been postponed. For further information, please contact the person listed below in the queries box.

Level 3 Maths Work Groups are extended professional development programmes, run in partnership by Maths Hubs and the AMSP. This poster shows how the post-16 professional development support offered by Maths Hubs and the AMSP complement each other. Each Work Group is an ongoing collaboration between teachers from local schools and colleges led by an expert in maths professional development.

Supporting Core Maths Work Groups help aspiring, new or experienced Core Maths teachers develop their confidence in the subject. Participants will develop their understanding of the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths teaching through contextualised problem solving, and will appreciate the different Core Maths courses and be able to choose the one appropriate for their students.

The Work Group focusses on collaborative discussion, planning, trialling ideas between sessions and evaluation.


  • Participants will understand the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving, appreciate the different Core Maths qualifications available, and be able to choose the course appropriate for their students
  • Through collaboration and experimentation, participants will develop improved teaching approaches that fit the open-ended problem-solving skills students need to develop, and share these with departmental colleagues
  • Participant departments will support the role of Core Maths in promoting contextualised problem-solving and links to other teaching
  • Students in participant schools and colleges will take and succeed at Core Maths in increasing numbers

Who will benefit from attending?

Aspiring, new or experienced teachers of Core Maths. Teachers will find this particularly useful if they have previously attended an AMSP Core Maths conference or attended Core Maths professional develpoment in the past.


State-funded schools, colleges and academies can participate in Work Groups for free.

Work Groups are hosted by

Study Schedule

Hosted by London Central and North West Maths Hub

Session number Date Session times
1 02/10/2019 14:00 – 17:00
2 12/11/2019 14:00 – 17:00
3 09/01/2020 14:00 – 17:00
4 04/03/2020 14:00 – 17:00
5 02/06/2020 14:00 – 17:00

Refreshments: Tea/coffee with biscuits.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development


London and South East


St Marylebone CE School 6th Form Centre,
64 Marylebone High Street,

Next session:

Tue 2nd Jun 2020

Course times:

14:00 - 17:00




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

John Petry
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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