About Us

Stoke-on-Trent Mathematics Excellence Partnership

Attracting the best to live and work in Stoke-on-Trent, whilst developing those who currently work with our young people, is the compelling vision behind the Stoke-on-Trent Mathematics Excellence Partnership which was launched on 24th February 2016. Developed in conjunction with leading maths specialists, it specifically addresses the weaknesses in our existing educational provision. It has concrete strategies for attracting maths graduates to the city, developing leadership capacities amongst existing Heads of Departments, and continuing professional development for those working in the classroom thus improve student outcomes in mathematics and raising aspirations amongst the young people in the city. It seeks to work locally with Keele University, the North Mids Maths Hub and, more broadly, with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), an expert national charity that supports improvement in maths education. Crucially, the plans have the backing of every secondary Headteacher in the city and will provide a legacy for our children in Stoke-on-Trent for years to come.

In 2018 the Partnership was successful in gaining additional funding to expand the Partnership to include Primary schools and since early 2019, Opportunity Area Funding has enabled even more work in KS2 with CPD also being offered for EYFS and KS1.

Vision Statement ​

Our Aim: ​​ ​​

  • To recruit, train and develop the best Maths teachers for Stoke Schools to ensure consistently outstanding outcomes for all students ​​

  • To work in partnership with SASCAL, Keele University, HMI, NCETM, MEI and the 3 Secondary ITT providers in the City (OAKS-OSSMA, St Joseph’s College Stoke Secondary Partnership and Staffordshire University Education)​​

Priorities ​

Priority 1: To improve outcomes for current students in Stoke-on-Trent ​​

Priority 2: To recruit high quality graduates to the SCITTs in Stoke-on-Trent and retain them within the City ​​

Priority 3: To develop expertise of existing maths teachers in Stoke-on-Trent ​​

Priority 4: To build capacity and leadership in the teaching and learning of Mathematics in Stoke-on-Trent

Priority 5: To support successful transition in Maths KS2-3

Improving through collaboration