The Primary Maths Development Group is led by two experienced primary phase maths leads. We offer network meetings and workshops, with the aim of working collaboratively to build the capacity of subject leaders to lead effectively, instigate change and improve outcomes for children. The agenda for the network meetings will be set collaboratively by the network members and include relevant aspects from the following.

  • Curriculum and leadership updates from Ofsted
  • Summaries and key messages from DfE /STA documents
  • National and local priorities for mathematics, including details of local and national projects or initiatives
  • Relevant resources to enhance learning
  • Latest research updates from national bodies e.g. NCETM, NAMA, EEF
  • Forthcoming continuous professional development opportunities
  • Sharing case studies and best practice
  • Networking opportunities with other schools and subject leaders

Key Outcomes

Maths subject leaders will:

  • be kept up to date with current curriculum and leadership issues that are affecting schools at both a local and national level
  • have the opportunity to maintain and develop strong networks between schools and leaders
  • reflect on, and celebrate, successes
  • review and develop their own strategic leadership role

All bookings will need to be confirmed using the ‘book your place’ link on the right. Only after receiving the booking will you receive the calendar invite along with the virtual invite.

Session leaders

Carah is an experienced classroom teacher, having taught across a range of ages and phases. She has attended the Outstanding Teacher Programme and is currently training to deliver this course to other teachers. Carah has been the lead on maths in her academy for four years, and has been involved with the East Midlands maths hub, where she has participated in their whole school mastery programmes. During her time as a maths leader, she has helped to accelerate learning across the academy using key mathematical research and mastery schemes. Within the last year, Carah has secured an assistant principal role within her academy and the raising standards lead. Alongside this, Carah has been promoted to the primary maths strategic lead across the Diverse Academies Trust.

Rebekah is a passionate classroom teacher who has taught across the entire primary and EYFS phase. She is now leading maths across her school and has delivered regular CPD on both the mastery principles and more recently how these link to the theory of how children learn. She has been actively involved with the East Midlands maths hub and has participated within several of their whole school mastery programmes. She is currently engaging with a teacher research group as part of the sustaining mastery programme and has in addition to this developed an internal teacher research group within her academy. Rebekah previously worked alongside the math hubs to conduct action research into the early teaching of multiplication and division, and her findings were shared by Nottingham Institute of Education. She is now currently undergoing an MA in education at Nottingham Trent University.


Session 1
Wednesday 19th May, 3:30-5:00pm

Session 2
Wednesday 07th July, 3:30-5:00pm

Location: online

Duration: 2 x 1.5 hours each

Delivered by: Carah Westmoreland and Rebekah Gear

Costs: £50 (ex VAT) / free to Associated Partners

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Book a place

If your booking is made within a week of the programme commencing, you are not guaranteed a place. If you have been successful, our team will contact you directly.