Primary Mathematics Hub

Main aims of the project

The Camden Primary Maths Hub is a network which will enables maths leads to collaborate, research and develop practice beyond our termly maths leaders’ meetings, improving the teaching and learning of mathematics in classrooms across Camden.

Plans for the academic year 2022/3 build upon successes in previous years and add some new elements:

  • At least one joint practice development group (JPD) which will develop an aspect of mathematics teaching and learning, working towards an outcome that can be shared across our schools. Initial plans are to look at how maths leads can ensure excellent planning provision in EYFS maths, prioritising equity for children’s early mathematical experience. This JPD group will run across 4-5 twilight sessions, hosted at different participating schools.
  • The Primary Maths Challenge enriching maths for our highest attainers in Year 6. This event has become so popular that we now host it across several schools.
  • Spring Slam inter-school times table competition, (in partnership with West Hampstead) for Year 4 classes. I am also working on the feasibility of a Number Knockout inter-school additive fact competition – sorely needed to raise the profile of this essential step in Y2.
  • Above all, this is a chance to work in partnership across schools with enthusiastic colleagues keen to learn from one another.

Our main aims will be to:

Provide a focus and support for Year 4 teachers in particular
Build social capital and offering support
Link pupils as well as teachers
Create opportunities to support in-school-initiatives and to raise aspirations
Link with our local National Maths Hub based at St Marylebone School through our NCETM lead role

What does the Hub plan to achieve and what resources will be created?

We aim, by year end to:

  • Have run two successful pupil events
  • Have developed pedagogy and practice in our Year 4 classes; and made it a dynamic and purposeful year – less of a middle child!
  • Have raised the status of problem solving and times tables across the borough
  • Have set Camden schools up for success in the first statutory Multiplication Tables Check
  • Have produced another Think Piece summarising key learning from our joint practice work


Lead Schools

Eleanor Palmer Primary School

Natalie Stevenson 

Deputy Headteacher

020 7485 2155