NW3 Building Firm Foundations in Maths in the Early Years – RECRUITING NOW for 2020-21 FREE of Charge

NW3 Maths Hub are now seeking to recruit schools to join the new, improved

Building Firm Foundations in Mathematics programme (previously Developing Mathematical Fluency). 

We have successfully delivered this programme over the past 4 years across the NW region. In 2020-21 we will be offering this to all EY practitioners in  Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helen’s, Sefton and Wigan. 

Programme Overview:

Many schools are adopting a teaching for mastery approach in mathematics. The starting point for a school is usually Year 1 and then thought is given as to how the approach is built across KS1 and KS2. Schools naturally want to consider the teaching of mathematics in Reception and how the transition to Year 1 can best support children’s learning.

The schools in this Work Group will start by exploring best practice in Early Years and how the principles might build a secure foundation in mathematics for transition into a teaching for mastery approach in Year 1. It will consider the curriculum – what children need to know and understand; approaches to planning and the inclusion of all children; and appropriate resources and contexts for effective learning.

Who is it for? 

This project is aimed at schools who are already committed to teaching for mastery and have previously engaged in a Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery Work Group. A pair of teachers should attend from each school: a Reception teacher and the teacher leading on teaching for mastery within the school. One of the sessions will be aimed at senior leaders within the school, and the headteacher or deputy head should attend this session.

This programme is FREE of Charge to ALL schools. 

We have 20 places available, to express an interest in joining the programme please email Lisa Bradshaw- Maths Hub Lead in the first instance:


All future correspondence, once places have been allocated will be made by:

Paula Foster- Administrator: paula.foster@three-saints.org.uk

Work Group Lead for the Programme – Gill Hood

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To find out more about the programme please see the flyer attached. 

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