Secondary Subject Leadership

This new project offers focused support to secondary heads of department/subject leaders, to enable them to better understand and implement teaching for mastery approaches across their department, and to develop in their role as leaders of both student learning and teacher professional development.

It provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of teaching for mastery approaches, of their wider roles, and of their capacity with their colleagues to transform secondary maths learning.

What is involved?

Local Work Group design will follow a workshop – school-based task cycle, consisting of several workshops followed in each case by school-based tasks planned to take account of the specific contexts of the subject leaders. Participants will support each other through the sharing of strategies and practice within the context of a vibrant professional learning community.

Participants will have opportunities for: networking and input on current issues; exploration of materials to use with their department; development of collaborative approaches; ongoing development in their subject leadership role. It will be important for all Work Group participants to benefit from the expertise and experiences of the group of departments represented.

This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.

Who can take part?

The project is for secondary heads of department/subject leaders, and is open to heads of department in schools already involved with Maths Hubs and to those who are not yet involved.

(Prospective HoDs/subject leaders are not eligible to participate.)

What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • promote and develop a shared vision for teaching and learning in maths
  • ensure that schemes of work are well established and offer a coherent and connected curriculum
  • develop a coherent and ambitious action plan focused on improving outcomes for students and the needs of teachers
  • develop collaborative ways of working within the department to support ongoing developments
  • lead and manage the department effectively, to promote and develop teaching for mastery approaches

Cost: The Secondary Subject Leadership project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


  • Tuesday 8 Feb, 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 22 March, 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 3 May, 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 21 June, 1pm – 4pm