HfL has become a strategic partner in the Matrix Maths Hub Essex and Herts. The Hub is one of 32 across the country, led by the Catalyst Teaching School Alliance, with the aim of improving maths attainment nationally. It was launched on 17th September.
The aim of the Hub is to bring together the region’s best expertise and work together with local schools to enhance pupils’ attainment, participation and enjoyment of maths. The Hub will create a series of local hubs across schools in Essex, Central Bedfordshire, Southend, Thurrock and Hertfordshire and will include strategic partners, lead schools, operational partners and schools/colleges. Other strategic partners include The University of Cambridge and the Further Maths Support Programme.
The foci of the Hub include recruitment, pedagogy for Primary maths, increasing participation post–16 and participation in a number of international school projects. Strategic leads will work with the lead schools to evaluate the Hub’s work.
“Our local hub model is unique and we are delighted that we have such a wealth of expertise from our strategic partners”, said Penny Richardson, Assistant Headteacher and Head of Maths at The Hertfordshire & Essex High School in Bishop’s Stortford, and the Hub’s Maths Lead.
Maths leads from each local hub will meet termly to discuss developments; the hubs are currently finalising their action plans.