The Maths Hubs programme is an exciting initiative that brings Teaching School-style methods to a single subject area. Harrogate Grammar School has been actively involved since its inception in 2014. An enterprising international and collaborative project, it gathers all maths education professionals in a national network of 35 hubs, each led by an outstanding school or college, working in partnership with neighbouring schools, colleges, universities, maths experts and employers.
The Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub, covering North and West Yorkshire, Humberside and the East Riding is led by Harrogate Grammar School. Teaching for mastery enabling pupils to develop a deep and sustained understanding of mathematics is at the heart of our work. We are working on a number of innovative national projects including teacher exchanges with Chinese schools and primary school trials of Singapore-style textbooks. Other projects include a drive to increase the recruitment of maths teachers and a pioneering reasoning and problem solving approach to address the new curriculum. We have also been instrumental in developing the post 16 maths curriculum through the promotion of Core Maths which we have been offering since 2014.
Maths Hub status makes our school a regional leader in harnessing all maths teaching expertise within the area in order to spread excellent practice for the benefit of all pupils and students. It is a great privilege to be recognised in such a way; and the responsibility we have taken for this is already leading to significant developments taking place in a range of partner schools. For further information please visit the dedicated Maths Hub website – www.yorkshireridingsmathshub.co.uk