Qualitative evaluation of West Yorkshire Maths Hub

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West Yorkshire Maths Hub (WYMH) is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England. It covers Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale.

The vision of WYMH is to be connected to every school in its region so that mathematics teachers are supported in their role, with an ultimate aim to improve the engagement and achievement of students. Teaching for mastery is a key element of WYMH’s work, alongside specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics programmes. The aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of WYMH’s primary teaching for mastery work groups and perceptions of the outcomes realised for teachers and schools.

The evaluation will include ten virtual school case studies. Within each school, an interview will be undertaken with a maths lead and a teacher or teachers who have participated in teaching for mastery work groups. The evaluation will explore participants’ unique perceptions as well as triangulate findings from different participants within each school and across schools.