Secondary Maths NQT


To provide support, a network and some input for NQTs in the Cambridge Maths Hub area.


Through a number of online (Zoom) Work Group meetings, participating teachers will get to know other colleagues in other schools and will be able to share their experiences, ask and answer questions and build up their own professional network.  After an introductory session in October, there will then be two sessions each half term, the first of which will be an input session and the second a feedback and discussion session.

Who can apply?

 NQTs in secondary mathematics who are teaching at KS3, KS4 or post-16, regardless of their training route.


Participants will:

  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of ways of teaching mathematics, both in a classroom setting and remotely, during ‘normal’ times and under lockdown.
  • find out about the ways different schools organise their mathematics teaching.
  • build up a network of professional contacts that will help them to deal with difficulties that crop up during their NQT year, and which help them to continue to develop their craft as a teacher.
  • reflect on the things they missed out on during their training year because of school closures and will try to compensate for this loss.
  • reflect on the additional things they did and learned during school closures and how these can form part of their practice in future.
  • gain a greater understanding of Teaching for Mastery and how this can be deployed in secondary schools.
  • Have a greater understanding of the work of the Cambridge Maths Hub and will be in a position to join another Work Group in the future.

What is the cost?

The NQT Work Group is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.