Venn Essex Maths Hub

Chafford Hundred Teaching School Hub has teamed up with Venn Essex Maths Hub to help address some of your recruitment concerns.

Maths Hub Shortage Subject Teacher Recruitment 02 05 23

For more information please visit the Venn Essex Maths Hub website

To register your interest to attend the Breakfast Briefing on the 15th May from 8am to 8.30am, please click on the link below: 

Breakfast Briefing Registration Form

Teaching for Mastery Programmes

We invite you to attend one of a series of Open Lessons and 'coffee mornings' this year. The sessions are aimed at schools who are interested in learning more about our Teaching for Mastery Programmes.

Some of our current Teaching for Mastery schools have agreed to host a session where you can observe a lesson and then have time to talk to either a Mastery Specialist, Headteacher, Teacher or our Maths Hub Primary Lead, about the Mastery journey and the whole school impact that the Teaching for Mastery pedagogy has upon pupils learning and staff subject knowledge.

Please use the 'book your place' button to be taken to the google form where you can choose which session you would like to attend.

Dates before Christmas include: 28th November, 1st December and 6th December.

Book your place

Further Dates for Open Lessons are:

Maths Hub Open Lesson Dates

We also offer sessions to support your preparation for Teaching for Mastery.

Join our Primary Mastery Team for a termly zoom focus discussion on:

  • Vision and Culture
  • Outline the bespoke support
  • Choosing manipulatives for impact
  • Promoting Mathematical thinking
  • Mathematical Oracy
  • Teaching for Mastery and Ofsted
  • Mastering Number

Please use the buttons below to register:

Autumn Drop In: Wednesday 7th December 3:45 - 4:30pm

Spring Drop In: Tuesday 14th March 3:45 - 4:30pm

Summer Drop In: Thursday 18th May 3:45 - 4:30pm

The link for interested schools is - Venn Essex Maths Hub Open Lessons

If you would like to know more about Teaching for Mastery, the NCETM have lots of information for you to read. You will be taken to the specific Primary page via the button below

NCETM Primary Teaching for Master
Further information can also be found by clicking below:

Learn more about Teaching for Mastery


The NCETM School Development Lead Programme 2022/23

Develop your approach to leading change in schools other than your own.

This project aims to support mathematics leads whose role is to lead change in a school or group of schools other than their own.

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 the cost?

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.

Please download the information form and read it carefully before you contact your local hub.  Deadline to apply is 20th May.  

For more information and to apply click on the link below:

Venn Essex NCETM PD Lead Development & Accreditation Programme

About The Venn Essex Maths Hub

The Venn Essex Maths Hub was set up in 2020 as part of the expansion of a national collaborative network of 40 Maths Hubs funded by the Department of Education and coordinated by the National Centre of Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Venn Essex Maths Hub is led by St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, an outstanding school in Colchester. The hub works across the whole of Essex (except Harlow) Southend and Thurrock. 

For more information:


The Lead School for Venn Essex Maths Hub is St Thomas More’s in Colchester part of the Rosary trust. The Maths hub is based at St Thomas More’s school, Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB.

Each Maths Hub is a partnership, led locally by a school or college. The Lead School identifies strategic partners, who help plan and evaluate the hub’s work, and operational partners, who help carry out the hub’s work. So the hub is not just the Lead School or college – instead it is more like a maths leadership network involving schools, colleges and other organisations with maths education expertise from across the hub’s area.

Professional development provided by the hub is not the same as that offered by the Lead School. Some of, but not necessarily all, the hub’s leadership team will be based at the Lead School. Some of, but by no means all, the professional development offered by the hub will take place at the Lead School. Most of the Work Groups will take place at schools covering the whole hub area, so your nearest Work Group will be local to you.

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