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Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub

Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub


Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate is the lead school for 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). 

Yorkshire and Humber Maths Hub serves all state-funded schools in our region from Kirklees, Wakefield, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Every Maths Hub is led by a dedicated team of maths specialists (many of whom still teach regularly), and has a highly skilled network of accredited LLMEs (Local Leaders of Mathematics Education) to work with schools and colleges to support:

  • Early Years (Reception)
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE and A level
  • Core Maths
  • GCSE Resit.

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.


Mastering Number at KS1 



All other workgroups 


Recruitment is now open for CPD starting from September 2024.

Details of all the school and professional development available from Yorkshire and Humber Maths Hub in 2024/25 can be found by clicking here.

What is the cost involved?

All of the CPD offered by Maths Hubs is completely free to state-funded schools in England.

All we ask is that, if you engage with a professional development programme through your Maths Hub, you commit fully for the duration of the programme. Places may be limited and we want all schools and teachers to be able to access the support that will help their pupils to become confident mathematicians.

What is the format of professional development with Maths Hubs and the NCETM?

We do not offer one-off, half-day or full-day courses or training. Our programmes run across an academic year and beyond, and are focused on delivering long-term, sustained change across schools and departments. The focus is as much on what happens in a classroom, school or department as what happens during the sessions. Participants are expected to try out new ways of working in their own schools, and to make changes over time and reflect on the impact of these.

Our CPD takes the form of programmes, Work Groups and communities (a catch-all term we sometimes use for these is ‘projects’). Before you select the professional development that’s right for you and your school, learn more about these three types of professional development, and become familiar with the Work Group model.

What is teaching for mastery?

You can learn more about teaching for mastery in the dedicated Mastery section of the NCETM website. The Essence of Mathematics Teaching for Mastery page is also a great place to start.

How can I get involved?

You can have a look at all of our available CPD on our website or in our downloadable catalogue.

You can ‘express your interest’/’register’ by clicking the button on each webpage. The catalogue hyperlinks to these or you can scan the QR code.



Contact Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub:

Outwood Institute of Education, Tenter Balk Lane, Adwick, Doncaster, DN6 7EQ

Tel: 01302 720787

Email: yhmathshub@outwood.com