New FREE National Professional Qualification for Leading Primary Mathematics.

NPQ in Leading Primary Maths

This one-year course will help you to embed mastery approaches to teaching maths in your school and lead your school to teach maths effectively, working collaboratively with senior leaders and teachers. 

South Central Teaching School Hub (Dorset) in partnership with the University College London Institute of Education and the South West Institute For Teaching (SWIFT – Devon) in partnership with Teach First, are both delighted to offer the new FREE National Professional Qualification for Leading Primary Mathematics (NPQLPM) starting in February 2024. 

As the name suggests this NPQ is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading primary mathematics teaching across a school, key stage or phase.  Is this Programme for me?

This course is for:

  • Teachers and leaders with responsibility for leading maths across a primary key-stage or school, or those who want to have this responsibility.
  • Teachers familiar with mastery approaches to teaching primary maths, who want to improve leadership skills in this area.
  • Subject leaders in a school already engaged in the primary Teaching for Mastery programme or similar programme.


You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and expertise that underpins effective leadership of mathematics. This will include leading and guiding others to develop their approach to ‘mastery mathematics’, supporting pupils to build a deep understanding of concepts, secure number sense, and positive attitudes towards mathematics.

You will be able to:
  • Develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to implement a detailed and coherent mathematics curriculum successfully through a supported implementation project.
  • Develop the skills to implement meaningful interventions as part of a whole school, phase or key stage mathematics approach.
  • Learn how to help pupils develop ways to improve their automaticity, fluency and problem solving skills developing confidence that transpires into academic progress.
  • Learn practical approaches to develop pupils’ logical thinking and reasoning skills in your school context.
  • Recognise the key elements of pupils’ mathematical learning trajectories from Reception to Key Stage 2.
  • Access research and materials and have many opportunities to discuss mathematical approaches and the mastery model with other teachers.

For further information on the programme offered please select the provider below:  

South Central: first round of applications are now closed. 
SWIFT are no longer taking applications, the next application window open on the 6th November 2024. 
When registering please select the provider you wish to work with.