Rivers are a strategic partner of the GLOW Maths Hub. Maths hubs were set up to help develop maths teaching and learning across the country.
With the help of the strategic and operational partners, the GLOWMaths Hub aims to ‘shine a light’ on collaborative working across primary, secondary schools, and colleges in GLoucestershire, Oxfordshire , Worcestershire (hence the name ‘GLOW’ !) and beyond.
The GLOWMaths Hub is keen to:
· ensure all pupils, teachers and leaders have access to support, research and innovation that will improve the enjoyment and achievement of mathematics;
· work with successful established mathematics communities across the region, national and international partners and mathematics associations
What we are doing
Key priorities and research projects of the GLOWMaths Hub include:
Rivers have been leading a work group this year focusing on ‘Problem Solving and Reasoning’. We have been working with 10 primary schools across Worcestershire to explore and develop ways in which we can improve these aspects in our schools, using the latest research and development. A work group is different from a traditional course in that we facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas as well as sharing experiences from back in school. The work group has been highly successful and we hope to run a similar group next year.
The schools involved so far have been:
Cutnall Green First School
St Clement’s Primary School, Worcester
Heronswood Primary School, Kidderminster
Great Witley Primary School
Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster
St Barnabas Primary School, Worcester
St Matthias Primary School, Malvern
Sytchampton Endowed Primary School
Norton Juxta Kempsey Primary School