My name is James Procter and I am Assistant Maths Hub Lead (Bradford) for your DfE-funded West Yorkshire Maths Hub.
The WYMaths Hub supports Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale schools on their journey to teach for mastery in maths by running a number of Workgroups.
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) have devised and honed a collaborative professional development model called a workgroup. Workgroups have the following key characteristics:
- Groups are run by teachers and for teachers to enable practice to be developed shared and embedded.
- Activities include workshops, gap tasks, and ongoing reflection and evaluation.
- Workgroup leads attend national meetings hosted by NCETM.
- Groups make use of NCETM forums for communication.
The Workgroups are DfE funded so membership and participation is free.
We are currently recruiting for this year’s workgroups and are very keen for Bradford schools to participate to support their maths development.
The following workgroups have been funded for this year:
- Mastery Readiness - A programme to support your maths lead to kick-start your schools journey towards teaching maths with the mastery approach
- Early Years - Knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and the pedagogies that support their development.
- Primary Teaching for Mastery –Planning for Greater Depth - Development of questions and tasks that demand high-level reasoning and problem-solving in KS1/2.
- Primary Subject Knowledge Enhancement - Knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and the pedagogies that support their development
- Teaching Assistant Subject Knowledge Enhancement - Understanding the concepts and pedagogies for an intervention package using mastery approaches.
- Y5-Y8 Continuity - Progression of concepts across key stages through shared representations and language
This is a great opportunity for you and your school to take advantage of DfE-funded, free to schools, high quality maths development which will hugely support your school’s ‘mastery journey’.
‘Expression of Interest’ can be logged through the West Yorkshire Maths Hub website -
wymathshub.co.uk/projects/ or by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you would like to discuss this further face to face or by phone, please contact James Procter at