About Us

The Jurassic Maths Hub 


Now in its tenth year, the Jurassic Maths Hubs brings together mathematics education professionals across Devon, Dorset, Bournemouth-Christchurch-Poole (BCP) in a collaborative network to develop and spread excellent practice through professional development, for the benefit of all pupils and students.  We work with all phases from Early Years through to Post-16, in line with the national Maths Hub programme. 

We offer a range of professional development Work Groups for teachers to work on an area of practice in a sustained manner and the Hub is also a network for the local mathematics education community. We work closely with Teaching Schools and the school-to-school support that they offer that is often on an individual institution basis. For more information on what a Work Group is please scroll to the bottom of this page.

The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis is the Lead School for the Jurassic Maths Hub. The Maths Hubs are a structure, within a school led system, for promoting and connecting different schools and organisations that aim to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics through collaborative Professional Development.

The country is divided into various hubs four of which are located in the South West reaching from Gloucestershire to Cornwall.  The Hubs work closely together to meet the needs of all schools across the region.  A school does not have to belong to a Hub but can choose to join particular work groups, though location is likely to dictate the easiest Hub for this.


If you teach, or are in any way involved in maths education, in the area served by The Jurassic Maths Hub, then you are already part of our hub. This includes teachers in all phases from Early Years to post-16, teaching assistants, senior leaders, and anyone else involved in the maths education of young people. All these people teaching in state-funded schools can access free or funded support from their Maths Hub. To find out which Hub supports your school please click HERE or….. GET IN TOUCH  General enquiries:  infojurassic@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk

Peter Halford
Executive Academy Head
Drake’s C of E Primary School &
Cheriton Bishop Primary School
How do I belong to the Jurassic Maths Hub?

Hubs do not have membership or defined borders. The country is shared into Hub regions and individuals within those regions can join Work Groups or attend events. There is no reason why individuals can not access Work Groups of more than one Hub especially if that suits them geographically.

To find out more about our neighbouring Hubs, please click on the relevant link below:

If you wish to find out more about the Maths Hubs national agenda then please go to mathshubs.org.uk.

Who Directs the Hub?

Who Directs the Hub? The National Centre of Excellence in the Teaching of Maths have a central role to guide all of the Hubs.  The Jurassic Maths Hub has a Strategic Board which consists of a Group of Math’s Leaders and Senior Leaders from Primary and Secondary schools, plus advisors from different areas of education and across different regions, including the NCETM regional Lead. The Hub has a Senior Leader and two phase leads:
  • Neil Vincent – Senior Jurassic Maths Hub Lead
  • Phil Eadie – Secondary Jurassic Maths Hub Lead
  • Ruth Trundley – Primary Jurassic Maths Hub Lead

The Strategic Board Members consist of:

  • Adam Shelley – Chair, Headteacher of Sir John Colfox Academy
  • Christine Barnett – Training School Lead, Ventrus Training School Alliance
  • Dunja Klinger-Moore – Curriculum Area Manager, Mathematical Sciences, Exeter College
  • Fritz Penn-Barwell – Region C Teaching School Lead
  • Georgie Pinder – Education Adviser, Education Improvement and Services, Education and Skills, Children Services, BCP Council
  • Jane Dhillon- Regional Director of Education, Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust  
  • Jonathan Bishop –  Executive Headteacher & English Hub Strategic Leader, The Cornerstone Academy Trust
  • Karen Parnell – Education Challenge Lead, Dorset Council
  • Katharine Anstey – Headteacher,  Merley First School
  • Neil Vincent – Senior Link Lead, The Jurassic Maths Hub
  • Richard Howes – Education Challenge Lead Chesil Education & Early Help Dorset Council
  • Simon Bissett – School Improvement, Strategic Lead for School Performance & Standards
  • Stuart Allen -Teacher of Maths and Lead Teacher for UCAS, Exeter Maths School
  • Sue Madgwick – NCETM Deputy Director
  • Tamsin Robertson – Early Years Lead, Devon County Council
  • Thomas Ralph – The University of Exeter

The Jurassic Maths Hub Primary Team 2023/24 

The Jurassic Maths Hub Secondary Team 2023/24

Privacy Policy – in summary

As part of our role in leading the Jurassic Maths Hub, we collect and hold a certain amount of data about individuals involved in our work. The data includes name, role (with respect to hub work), school, email address, TRN and (in some cases) telephone number.

The agreement between us and the Department of Education requires us to monitor and evaluate our work as a Maths Hub, and this is the legal basis for the data that we hold, on, for example, participation in the Work Groups that we coordinate. Such data is reported on a regular basis to the NCETM.

In addition, we use this data to keep in touch with you on professional development opportunities and related matters.

Please click HERE to view our full policy. 

If you have any questions or concerns around our privacy policy please contact jurassicmaths@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk