Early Years

**FULLY RECRUITED** (for September 2021) - MASTERING NUMBER Supporting pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.


Who can take part?

Lead participants from Work Group schools will be three teachers, one each from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, with some support given to subject leaders and headteachers.


What is the cost?

The Mastering Number project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is FREE to participating schools.


Mastering Number flyer

NOW RECRUITING (for September 2021) - Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics in EYFS

The purpose of this programme is to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics (SKTM), thus enabling them to better understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom. The aim is to develop teachers’ pedagogical subject knowledge about number patterns and structures leading to more precise provision for, and tracking of, pupils’ learning.

Based upon the recent guidance released by the Education Endowment Foundation, this programme will help schools “invest in developing practitioners’ own understanding of mathematics, their understanding of how children typically learn, and how this relates to effective pedagogy.”

Improving Mathematics in the Early Years & Key Stage 1 – Guidance Report

NOW RECRUITING (for September 2021) - Professional Development Lead Accreditation for EYFS

The NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of maths. The Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub are looking to recruit one person for the EYFS route of this programme in the academic year 2021/22.

What is involved?

  • three one-day workshops
  • completion of an Accreditation Evidence Document (AED, which facilitates critical reflection on your learning and the PD you design, deliver and evaluate over the year)
  • designing, leading, reviewing and refining a programme of support for maths teacher professional development, drawing upon a range of evidence-informed models and activity.

Schools, colleges and other organisations releasing members of staff to participate in this programme will be expected to support members of staff through the programme by enabling them to complete the expectations for accreditation. Senior leaders of any participating organisation will be asked to sign a commitment before the member of staff begins the programme.


NOW RECRUITING (for September 2021) - School Development Lead Programme

This project aims to support mathematics leads whose role is to lead change in a school or group of schools other than their own. The Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub is looking to recruit two teachers onto this programme.

Who can take part?

The programme is for teachers leading change in a school or group of schools other than their own, and will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools/groups of schools or who are new to the role.

What is involved?

It will provide a regional support programme through a series of three days of workshops (face-to-face and online), practice development activities, and an online community. The face-to-face workshops will run regionally across England.

Participants undertake to plan, lead and evaluate a school development initiative for a school or group of schools and to record their planning, evaluation and reflection in an Accreditation Evidence Document.

Successful completion of the programme and satisfactory completion of all tasks and related paperwork will result in the participant being accredited as an NCETM Accredited School Development Lead.


The School Development Lead Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participants and their schools. Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days. Travel costs will also be funded.