DRET Teaching School Hub

Curriculum Hubs

Curriculum Hubs

Within the designated area of the Teaching School Hub, there is a range of Department for Education Curriculum Hubs, who provide quality training, advice and consultancy to schools.

English Hub



Witham St Hughs English Hub

Witham St Hughs English Hub is one of 24 English Hubs that were selected for our expertise in teaching reading and supporting schools in our surrounding area. Their role is to support schools to develop the Department of Education's (DfE) three main aims, with a particular focus on the lower 20%. The three priority areas are as follows:

1. Early language development: providing evidence-based approaches to early language development and closing the word gap in school-based early years settings.
2. Age-appropriate phonics provision: encouraging best practice in systematic synthetic phonics teaching from school-based early years provision to the end of Key Stage One.
3. Promoting a love of reading: encouraging reading for enjoyment.

English Hub Impact 2020/2021

School Support Offer 2021-2022

All training opportunities are FREE of charge to schools. Each PDF contains clickable links to enable you to book.

 Please note, where training is face-to-face at The Regatta Building, there will be a limit of 35 places, so please do book these quickly to avoid disappointment. 










Computing Hub

 Teach Computing offer bursaries to state-funded schools to enable teachers to participate in remote and face-to-face courses. DRET Teaching School Hub look forward to hosting courses for the Computing Hub throughout the year.


 National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy

The call for applications is open for the NCELP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses. The free CPD courses will take an in-depth look at Modern Foreign Language (MFL) curriculum design and pedagogy, and will run across three terms in the 2022 calendar year. More information.

East Midlands East Maths Hub

East Midlands East Maths Hub

East Midlands East Maths Hub aims to transform mathematics education across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, supporting teachers and leaders to spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.

The Hub is part of a national network of 40 Hubs across England, coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and funded by the Department for Education.

The Maths Hub offers FREE professional development for teachers in state funded schools across all phases, helping them support their pupils to achieve their very best.

We offer programmes that include the following:

  • Teaching for Mastery Development programmes for both Primary and Secondary schools including a Mastery Readiness phase at Primary for schools requiring more bespoke support.
  • Opportunities for Leadership Development:
  • - Primary and Secondary Mastery Specialist Programmes
  • - NCETM Accredited PD Lead Programmes (EY, Primary, Secondary, Post-16)
  • - NCETM School Development Lead Programmes
  • - Secondary Maths Subject Leader Work Group
  • - Secondary Maths MAT Lead Work Group
  • Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics programmes to enhance subject knowledge for the following groups of colleagues:

-     Teachers (Early Years and Primary)

-     Teaching Assistants (Primary)

-     Secondary non-specialist maths teachers

-     Early Career Teachers (Primary and Secondary)

  • Cross-Phase programmes
  • - Year 5 to 8 Continuity Work Group
  • - Developing Working Partnerships with ITT Providers Programme
  • Level 3 (Post 16) Programmes

- Developing A Level Pedagogy

- Developing Core Maths Pedagogy

- Supporting Post-16 GCSE re-sit


We support schools and colleges in the following areas:

Lincolnshire: West Lindsay, East Lindsay, Boston, South Holland, Lincoln City, North Kesteven, South Kesteven

Nottinghamshire: Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood, Gedling, Rushcliffe, Mansfield



Please visit www.ememathshub.org for more information about our professional development offer, or contact us at enquiries@ememathshub.org

 Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub


Outwood Grange Academy was designated as a Maths Hub in 2014 and leads the Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub. It is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England who work together as part of the national Maths Hubs programme. The programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).

What is a Work Group?

The NCETM have devised and honed a collaborative professional development model called a Work Group.

Work Groups 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.

  • Work Group leads attend national meetings hosted by NCETM.

  • Groups make use of NCETM forums for communication.

Each year, the NCETM works with the Maths Hubs to decide the list of Work Groups that will be run across the country. They are called National Collaborative Projects or NCPs. Individual hubs also give the opportunity to lead new developments and suggest innovation groups.