Great North Maths Hub


North Tyneside Learning Trust is  one of 35  regional Maths Hubs originally funded by an £11 million investment from the DfE.


The Great North Maths Hub was set up in 2014 as part of a national programme funded by the Department for Education and is coordinated by the National Centre of Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

The Maths Hub programme, backed by funding from the DfE, has selected 35 school-based hubs across the country. Our objective is to improve maths education for children and teenagers, by developing and increasing collaboration between mathematics education professionals, schools, colleges and universities.

The Great North Maths Hub is led by Churchill Community College and North Tyneside Learning Trust, but our work encompasses all schools and education establishments within Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham. As leads for the hub it is our role to identify strategic and operational partners, who help plan, deliver and evaluate the hub’s work.

The benefits for schools and colleges engaging with their local Maths Hubs include:

  • Access to free or subsidised professional development programmes
  • Up-to-date information about all local maths education activities
  • Participation in a network of local leaders of maths educations (LLMEs).

Our Work

As part of a network of 35  hubs, coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), we are involved in a number of national coordinated projects, as well as responsible for the design and development of locally led innovation projects.  All projects fall under one of the six priority areas that form part of Maths Hubs long term strategic goals.  These are defined as:

  • Local leaders of maths education
    • Primary Mastery Specialists Programme
    • China-England Exchange Programme
    • Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme
    • NCETM Accredited PD Lead Programmes
    • Local Leaders of Maths Education Support Work
  • Early Years
    • EYFS Development Work Groups
  • Primary
    • Teaching for Mastery Scaling Up Work Groups
    • Teaching for Mastery – Intervention
  • Secondary
    • Mathematical Thinking for GCSE
    • Y5 – Y8 Continuity
    • Challenging Topics at GCSE
  • Post-16
    • Core Maths Support
    • New A-Level Using Technology
  • Enhancing specialist knowledge for teachers of mathematics
    • Teaching Assistant SKE for Primary and Secondary


Locally developed projects for 2017/18 include:

  • Reasoning and Visualisation in key stages 1 and 2
  • Strategies for Support and Challenge
  • Supporting Lower Attaining SEN Students


Our Events

To find out the latest events on offer please visit the Events section of this website.  Alternatively please visit the Great North Maths Hub website or search for us on Eventbrite.

Social Media

Join us on Twitter @GNMH_MathsHub.  You can also find out further information about the Great North Maths Hub by visiting our website.


To contact the Great North Maths Hub please email or telephone Laura Greener, Project Coordinator at 0191 2347229

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