About Us

The Great North Maths Hub was set up in 2014 as part of a national programme funded by the Department for Education and is coordinated by the National Centre of Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

The Maths Hub programme, backed by funding from the DfE, has selected 35 school-based hubs across the country. Our objective is to improve maths education for children and teenagers, by developing and increasing collaboration between mathematics education professionals, schools, colleges and universities.

The Great North Maths Hub is part of Churchill Community College and North Tyneside Learning Trust, but our work encompasses all schools and education establishments within Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne & Wear. Our network presently reaches over 1500 teachers and advisors in schools throughout this area.

We offer a wide range of high quality professional development opportunities, drawing on the latest teaching strategies from around the world. Our work combines National Collaborative Projects, designed and led by the NCETM, with local schools leading the research in each region.  Local Projects are also designed to address national priority areas, but are designed, delivered and evaluated locally.  For more information on the National Maths Hub Programme: http://www.mathshubs.org.uk/.

As a hub, we collaborate with a wide range of enthusiastic and dedicated maths teachers and strategic partners, aiming to raise standards in mathematics and inspire a passion for the subject, for both students and teachers.

Please explore our news and events pages to discover how your school can be involved.

Our Leadership team is made up of:

  • David Baldwin, Executive Head Teacher at Churchill Community College and Norham High School
  • Karen Knox, Secondary Maths School Improvement Advisor for North Tyneside Council
  • Eleanor Baggaley, Independent Consultant, Core Maths Advocate and previously Head of Department in a Northumberland School.
  • Laura Tullock, Deputy Head Teacher and Numeracy Co-ordinator, Monkhouse Primary School.
  • Jo Morrison, Teacher and Maths Lead, Stephenson Memorial Primary School.

In addition to our Leadership team, we also have a Strategic Board to provide strategic advice, challenge and support to the Maths Hub leadership.  Our board is made up of:

  • Chair: Laura Baggett – Head at Monkhouse Primary School
  • Vice-Chair: Carol Davenport – Director Nustem, Northumbria University
  • David Baldwin – Maths Hub Senior Lead
  • Victoria Barnes – School Improvement Advisor, Together for Children
  • Dave Cookson – Commissioner for Secondary Education, Northumberland Council
  • Jeremy Dawson – Area Coordinator, FMSP
  • Kehri Ellis – Chief Executive, North Tyneside Learning Trust
  • Emma Garrick – Director, Futures Consultancy
  • Phil Moxon – Area Coordinator, FMSP
  • Andrew Tharratt, Assistant Director, NCETM

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