Leaders of Maths in Further Education

Excellence in the teaching and learning of maths is vital to the aims and aspirations of further education and work-based learning. However, the diverse nature of the curricula, which can include Functional Skills, resit GCSE, Core Maths, and A level, and the plethora of new initiatives present a challenge for anyone co-ordinating this activity. Strong leadership, including the ability to plan effectively, inspire teachers, lead improvement, and meet a wide range of learners’ needs is key to ensuring operational and strategic success.

Who is the course for?

This sustained professional development course is suitable for any new or aspiring Maths Lead who wishes to reflect upon this demanding role and learn strategies to improve their performance.

The course is ideally suited to those in their first few years of leading a maths team, or similar role. Experienced Maths Leads will also benefit from the opportunity to evaluate and reflect upon their practice. Teachers aspiring to become a Maths Lead will find this course useful preparation.


The course aims to help you to:

  • articulate your personal vision of excellent maths teaching, learning and assessment
  • construct an ambitious and coherent curriculum journey for all students, based upon a clear leadership vision
  • manage a team in effective planning, resourcing and assessing that leads to students achieving their potential whilst preventing unnecessary burdens on staff
  • employ effective leadership strategies to secure improvement in teaching, learning and assessment
  • embed the principles of the course in practice, through structured interim tasks

Course Benefits

For the teacher

  • Learn useful strategies for leading your maths team.
  • Improve your personal effectiveness.
  • Engage in online professional development.
  • Develop contacts with other professionals at the same career stage.
  • Delivery by experienced teachers and leaders of maths in post-16 education.

For the college

  • Develop and prepare your staff to take on this important leadership role.
  • Build capacity within your leadership team.
  • Update staff on the latest developments in the post-16 maths landscape.

Course Content

The course consists of 10 study sessions, spread over six months. Participants will work together to learn about leadership, effective approaches to management, and the means to influence and bring about improvement in the teaching, learning and assessment of maths.

Course Dates and Application

This course is online for 2021, and registration for our September 2021 cohort is now open.

Participants must attend 10 live online study sessions. At present we'll be offering the sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm, but further alternative days and times may be added in due course.

Course fees are £150 per person.


Session 1 15 September 2021
Session 2 22 September 2021
Session 3 29 September 2021
Session 4 6 October 2021
Session 5 13 October 2021
Session 6 3 November 2021
Session 7 10 November 2021
Session 8 24 November 2021
Session 9 1 December 2021
Session 10 15 December 2021

We're running a free online taster session for this course on Tuesday 15 June 2021 from 12:30-13:00. Please complete this short form to register for the session.

If you would be interested in hosting Leaders in Maths for FE for your college, WBL provider or network please contact the course leader, Martin Newton, using the details below.

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