Why offer Core Maths? An introduction for Senior Leaders


This session is a short introduction to Core Maths, designed to help senior leaders understand the benefits of offering the course as part of their post-16 curriculum.

We will look at an overview of the course and which other post-16 courses it supports, and the range of support available via AMSP and other platforms. We will also consider time and staffing commitments, and alternative structures.

This session will give an introduction to these areas, and sggest further questions to explore with their own staff.

The first half hour will focus on sharing information and establishing a common understanding of Core Maths. The second half hour will be available for discussion or a Q&A for those participants that wish to explore further. 


  • To give a brief overview of Core Maths
  • To provide a sound baseline for considering whether to introduce Core Maths

Who will benefit from attending?

This session is designed for Senior Leaders and Curriculum Managers in schools, particularly those with responsibility for the post-16 curriculum offer.

Heads of Mathematics, Heads of Sixth Form and other staff may wish to attend, perhaps jointly with a senior leader. 

Materials and Equipment

The session is being held online, so you will need access to suitable equipment. You are advised to use a headset or headphones with an inline microphone to provide the best sound quality and to prevent audio issues for other users. A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone may be sufficient if you’re in a quiet area but please take the time to check this before the session.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1 hour


West Midlands


Wed 16th Jun 2021

Course times:

16:30 - 17:30



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

Christine Watson
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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