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.
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.
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 go to mathshubs.org.uk.
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 two phase leads:
Ruth Trundley – Primary Jurassic Maths Hub Lead
Phil Eadie – Secondary Jurassic Maths Hub Lead
The Strategic Board Members consist of:
- Adam Shelley – Chair, Headteacher of Sir John Colfox Academy
- Neil Vincent – Senior Link Lead
- Annabelle Grosse – NCETM Regional Lead
- Katherine Anstey – Headteacher, Merley First School
- Fritz Penn-Barwell – Region C Teaching School Lead
- Rich Dear – Head of Content Science, Sparx,
- Simon Bissett – School Improvement Strategic Lead Devon
- Lyn Gaudreau – School Improvement Strategic Lead Dorset
- Alan Frame – School Improvement team Dorset County Council
- Shelia Odonnell – Senior Advisor Dorset County Council