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National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) supports teachers of maths in England, from early years to secondary level, with extensive high-quality professional development materials, and helps them to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of maths education.

The NCETM also coordinates the Maths Hubs Programme, which brings together teachers of maths in a collaborative national network of 40 Maths Hubs. Each Maths Hub is locally led by an outstanding school or college, and aims to develop and spread excellent teaching practice. Maths Hubs work on projects that are national initiatives. Most of these are phase-specific and all are consistent with the underlying themes of teaching for mastery. Local teachers engage in Work Groups that contribute to the project as a whole.

The NCETM and Maths Hub Programme are funded through Department for Education (DfE) contracts, which were awarded to Tribal following a competitive tendering process. The NCETM is led and delivered by Tribal, with MEI as a key partner. MEI’s involvement in the leadership and management of the NCETM enables us to provide additional support for maths teaching at all levels, from early years through to post-16.

The NCETM’s and Maths Hubs’ work dovetails with that of another DfE-funded programme to support maths education in England – the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), and all three work closely together to provide high-quality support for maths teachers for the benefit of students.

Find out more about MEI’s involvement with the NCETM.