Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry, has welcomed the announcement that George Spencer Academy and Technology College has been selected as a new Maths hub for schools in the area. George Spencer is one of 32 schools and academy trusts which will lead Maths Hubs across England and provide a model for schools in their area. The Department of Education has also announced £11million to implement the Asian-style mastery approach to maths, which has achieved world-leading success.
This programme will be developed with academics from Shanghai Normal University and the UK’s National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Maths (NCETM). Over the next year, 50 teachers from Shanghai will be embedded in the hubs to teach pupils and run masterclasses for other teachers, with lessons shared online.
Anna said “this is another feather in the cap for George Spencer Academy in Stapleford, which is an outstanding school” Anna added: “we know that pupils in Japan, Singapore and China out-perform our children in maths. This exciting new approach will give all our youngsters the chance to improve their maths, a hugely important subject, and encourage more to study it at A-level. “