Professional Opportunities


The NCETM run programmes designed to develop teachers as experts in teaching for mastery and the leadership of professional development. The NCETM Local Leaders of Maths Education (LLME) programmes are:

Applications for LLME training programmes are closed for 2024/25.  However if you are interested in applying please complete this Expression of Interest and we’l be in touch when applications open for 2025/26.

And new for 2024 – the NPQ in Leading Primary Mathematics. This course is available to Primary teachers who have been registered and completed at least one year of the Maths Hub’s Teaching for Mastery programme (for example the Developing or Embedding Teaching for Mastery year).  You can express your interest for the next Cohort starting in October 2024 and the deadline for applications will be 18 September 2024.

How Maths Hubs can support leadership development

All the programmes are designed to develop teachers as local leaders of mathematics education (LLME), who lead various strands of activity for their Maths Hub at a local level.

How does this complement in-school development?

Here’s what some of our existing LLME have said about their leadership development:

“By getting involved in Teaching for Mastery as an advocate initially, I was able to take away the learning from the work groups and share with teachers in my school. It was my first step into teaching the teachers”​

“By training to be a Specialist and completing the PD Lead qualification, I developed my subject knowledge and as a result, my confidence grew and I felt comfortable delivering training.”​

“My role as a Specialist means I visit lots of other schools and get to see how they embed Teaching for Mastery. I always get to take away new ideas back to my own school which always impacts students.”​

“The central and local training I get to attend means I can develop a clear plan for maths in my own school. I get to learn from other schools too when I am working with them and always take back new ideas.”​

“Working as an LLME enhances your skills and makes you a better leader within your own school”​

“For me, working as a specialist in the Hub has helped me to develop a clearer vision for maths in my own school”

Click here to watch a full presentation on how Maths Hubs can support leadership development



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