National Professional Qualification for

Leading Primary Maths

We are pleased to partner with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver the new NPQ in Leading Primary Mathematics.

In 12 months, participants will become an expert leader of primary mathematics and learn how to embed high-quality Mastery approaches to maths teaching in your school.

Those doing the training will learn:

  • A new NPQ for primary maths leads
  • Flexible learning to suit your timetable
  • Fully funded for state schools
  • Gain an NPQ in Leading Primary Mathematics

Excel as a teacher

Delve deeper into the nuts and bolts of what makes an effective primary maths teacher, what good maths teaching looks like, and how you can lead others so they can learn from you.

Develop a positive maths culture

Learn how to create a positive attitude to maths in your primary school. You will learn how to develop systems that help your pupils overcome any maths anxiety and build their resilience to solving maths problems.

Design an effective maths curriculum

As a leader of maths, you will learn how to implement and lead an effective maths curriculum. You will be able to identify the maths knowledge that pupils need, identify gaps in their understanding and make changes to improve outcomes.

Build on your existing mastery expertise

This new NPQ will support you to embed mastery approaches to teaching maths in your school. You will also benefit from the design expertise of Ark Curriculum Plus, who have been working with primary schools for over a decade to develop effective approaches to teaching and leadership.

Invest in your future

Ongoing professional development helps you to grow and thrive as a primary maths leader. You will follow an evidence-informed framework and gain a professional accreditation at the end of the programme.

Train to your timetable

This programme is designed to fit around your teaching role and much of the work can be completed in bite-size chunks around your existing work timetable.

Connect with your peers

You will train alongside other teachers from similar school contexts. You can share your experiences and build a strong support network.

Improve maths teaching

Your maths leaders will learn techniques to improve the teaching of maths across your school. This includes creating an effective school-wide teaching through the careful sequencing of lessons as well as supporting teachers to understand and use evidence informed approached to maths teaching.

Create a 鈥榞olden thread鈥

The new NPQs are all aligned. So, no matter what career stage your teachers are at, by joining this programme, they will benefit from an evidence-based framework. They will also share a common language with other NPQ participants that they can pass on to colleagues.

Access the latest learning

Teachers will bring evidence-based teaching and learning into classrooms, meaning high-quality teaching and improved pupil outcomes.

Identify future leaders

Competent and confident teachers who excel in their roles will be more likely to apply for middle or senior positions in your school when they arise.

Retain your teaching talent

By allowing teachers to develop and nurture their talents in specialist areas such as maths, you are investing in their future. This will boost their confidence, making them feel supported and less likely to apply for jobs elsewhere.

Tap into a network

Your teachers will train alongside peers from other schools with similar contexts, supported by facilitators who fully understand your needs.

Ambition Institute has designed this ground-breaking new NPQ to help you learn the essential knowledge and skills to successfully lead high quality, maths development and teaching in your school.

Ambition鈥檚 approach uses the latest research to help you put your learning into practice. You鈥檒l train alongside other literacy leaders with similar responsibilities.

This is a new National Professional Qualification (NPQ) developed by the Department for Education (DfE). Each of the new NPQs share the same common language and framework to help drive improvement across schools and other educational settings.

With no project work and minimal time out of school, this NPQ is designed to fit around your busy timetable.

What you will learn
This programme follows the

On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • Understand what good primary maths teaching practice is and how to implement it.
  • Embed mastery approaches to teaching maths in your school.
  • Lead your school to teach maths effectively, working collaboratively with senior leaders and teachers.
  • Develop your ability and capacity to improve the provision of maths across your school.
  • Equip staff to plan effective primary maths lessons and stimulate your pupils鈥 thinking.
  • Help colleagues to adapt their maths teaching to meet different needs.
  • Align your professional development with wider school improvement priorities.

Note: programme content is subject to change.

How you will learn

Our NPQLPM is designed so you can engage in live, facilitated sessions alongside modules you can complete at any time.

The first cohort will start in February 2024.

The programme includes facilitator-led sessions with your peer group that focus on decision making. The programme starts with a one-day live conference.

Note: programme content is subject to change.

Our NPQ courses no longer include a large project at the end. Instead, you will sit an 鈥榦pen book鈥 style assessment in which you respond to a short case study.

The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months.

During this time:

  • You will be given an eight-day window to complete the case study.
  • There are two assessment windows every year, and participants can sit the assessment twice, if they need to.
  • You need to pass the assessment and engage with 90% of the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.
  • We will offer two webinars and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support you.

The Department for Education has some NPQ scholarship funding available to publicly funded schools and 16-to-19 educational organisations in England, so you may be eligible for a fully-funded NPQ.

To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for primary leading teaching in mathematics, numeracy, curriculum, teaching and learning, phase or a primary classroom teacher aspiring to lead.

Deadline for听Online听Applications:
September 2024听

Contact听npqs@cumbriaeducationtrust.org听for further information