New to teaching Core Maths Programme


Register your interest for 2022/2023 by contacting your local Maths Hub, participating hubs are listed below.

These extended professional development programmes are run in partnership by Maths Hubs and the AMSP.

Primary focus: Core Maths pedagogy

The purpose of this programme is to support teachers, who are new to teaching Core Maths, in developing specialist knowledge for teaching Core Maths and to increase their confidence in teaching the course.

The programme has a primary focus on Core Maths subject knowledge and pedagogy and will be based on these six key themes which are common to all the Core Maths specifications:

  • Using contextualised problem-solving
  • Applying Fermi estimation and modelling
  • Developing critical analysis
  • Making sense of finance
  • Using the pre-release materials
  • Exploring statistics.

Technology and online teaching will be underlying themes throughout the programme.

The Maths Hubs below are offering this programme in 2022/2023:

Maths Hub Region
Cambridge  East of England
Matrix Herts
 East of England
Venn Essex
 East of England
East Midlands West
 East Midlands
London North East
London Thames  London
Turing NW  North West
Abacus NW  North West
Bucks, Berks and Oxon  South East
North East Hants and Surrey  South East
Jurassic  South West
Central  West Midlands
North Mids  West Midlands
West Yorkshire  Yorkshire and Humber
South Yorkshire  Yorkshire and Humber



  • Participants will apply related pedagogical approaches in their Core Maths teaching and plan sequences of lessons to promote student understanding, confidence and progression
  • Understand the philosophy of Core Maths, with its approach to maths through contextualised problem-solving
  • Develop their subject knowledge in these six areas: Contextualised problem solving; Fermi estimation and modelling; Critical analysis; Finance; Pre-release materials; Statistics
  • Develop their understanding of how online learning and technology can be used to support Core Maths teaching

Who will benefit from attending?

This programme is for teachers who are new to teaching Core Maths for the first time and are teaching a Core Maths class during the Autumn and Spring terms of 2021 and 2022.


Session Date Session times Focus
1 07/02/2022 16:30 – 18:30

Applying Fermi estimation and modelling

2 09/03/2022 16:30 – 18:30

Exploring statistics

3 31/03/2022 16:30 – 18:30

Making sense of finance

4 05/05/2022 16:30 – 18:30

Using the pre-release materials

5 09/06/2022 16:30 – 18:30

Developing critical analysis

6 04/07/2022 16:30 – 18:30

Using contextualised problem-solving

This is the final opportunity for 2021/2022 to join a New to teaching Core Maths programme - open to teachers who are not currently enrolled in the programme.

Other Information

Schools/colleges must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme. This involves a total of three days of face-to-face (or equivalent) support across the academic year, as well as classroom and school-based activity.


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

Work Groups are hosted by

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Network meeting



Start date:

Mon 7th Feb 2022

Course times:

16:30 - 18:30




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

Lesley Swarbrick
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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