NW3 Maths hub- Mastering Number Programme: NEW Cohort 3 to start in SEPTEMBER

May 19, 2022


In autumn 2021/22, all Maths Hubs organised communities of schools following the Mastering Number Programme. This programme has been ​greatly received by all school accessing the programme and early signs show that it has been a resounding success.

The programme supports ALL children to develop solid number sense, including fluency and flexibility with number facts, which will have a lasting impact on future learning for all children. The programme involves high quality professional development for teachers involved.
Each Maths Hub is now seeking to recruit schools to join the next cohort. ALL schools wishing to apply must complete and return the application form attached.

Closing date: Friday 10th June 2022 for a September 2022 start.

NW3 Maths Hub will be accepting applications from schools in the following areas: Wigan, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens

Who can apply?

Any primary school can apply, and there are thousands of places. Should the programme be oversubscribed, priority will be given to schools with the highest levels of disadvantage and schools that are already working with Maths Hubs on the TFM pathway.

N.B Schools in Mastery Readiness, Development and Embedding Work Groups for 2022/23 should prioritise their existing teaching for mastery commitments and therefore should only apply if they feel they have the capacity to commit to both programmes.

Expectations of participating schools

Schools chosen to participate in the Work Group commit to the following expectations:

• The school will introduce Mastering Number in all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, in addition to their daily maths lesson (which could be shortened as a result of participation in this Work Group)

• Teachers will be expected to contribute regularly to an online community led by the Work Group Lead, reflecting on the implementation and impact of the programme, as well as attending two, more formal online sessions, during 2022/23

• Participants in the project will engage in all online synchronous and asynchronous professional development, including three live sessions, throughout the academic year

• The school will provide any feedback required by the Maths Hub and participate in any evaluation processes required.


There is no charge to schools participating in the programme. Resources will be provided for each school, in order for them to teach daily sessions of the Mastering Number Programme.

How to apply

Schools interested in applying to be part of a Work Group in 2022/23 should complete the application form attached and submit it, by email, to NW3 Maths Hub Senior Administrator: sarah.makin@three-saints.org.uk