New and Aspiring Heads of Maths (HOM)


The best heads of departments inspire through passionate teaching. They also genuinely care about developing the team they lead and are able to maintain a wider perspective on students' educational experiences as a whole. This sustained professional development course is suitable for any new or aspiring head of mathematics who wishes to reflect upon this demanding role and learn strategies to increase their own effectiveness.

This course will next run in Autumn 2022, with applications expected to open in September 2022. If you wish to be informed when applications open, please complete our Register of Interest Form.


  • To develop your self-awareness as a leader and manager of a mathematics department.
  • To explore a range of strategies to create a rich mathematical learning environment for your students and staff.
  • To consider ways of developing the potential within your team.
  • To explore some of the more ambitious aspects of the role including managing the transition from GCSE to post-sixteen mathematics.

Who will benefit from attending?

The course is ideally suited to those who are in their first few years of being a head of maths and interested in developing their skills or are teachers who have some responsibility looking towards a head of department role in the future. The course would also be suitable for teachers from 11-16 schools despite some emphasis on post-sixteen mathematics.


The course consists of three study days spread over a number of months. There will be pre- and post-course tasks as well as interim ones which are key to getting the most out of the sessions.


In order to participate in this course, you must be teaching in a state-funded school or college in England.


This course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy (for 2022-23 this is £400).

Participant feedback

Shortly after completing the course, I was successful in a competitive interview for a Head of Maths post. I honestly believe that this course gave me the confidence to help me achieve my goal.
The course has made me aware of some of the challenges a HOD will face, and has given me strategies in how to deal with these.
I enjoyed talking to other heads of maths and discussing and sharing ideas.
Without a doubt, the best CPD course I have been on.

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Key Facts



Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, 11-16 maths

Event format:

Sustained Professional Development

Event length:

6 months

Study days:



Free for state-funded schools

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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