Welcome (Click to read more about the South Yorkshire Maths hub)

The South Yorkshure Maths Hub (SYMH) aims to provide support for Mathematics Education development throughout our region. Much of what we do is freely available to all schools and we encourage all colleagues to get in touch if there are further aspects they feel we could be supporting schools with.

Two simple things you can do straight-away

Register your email for monthly e-newsletter update and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Browse this website and get in touch with the work group leader (WGL) for any that interest you

A new set of work groups will be available in the new academic year and we encourage you to have a look at the relevant pages to find out what's available. As we get more information more details will be added to the web pages but to get the most up to date information emailed directly to you, please consider registering your interest by completing this online form.

To see what opportunities are available in each phase, click on the appropriate links below.

Early Years



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The South Yorkshire Maths Hub is one of four hubs serving Yorkshire from a network of 35 hubs nationwide.  (Click on the links below to access the relevant websites)

West Yorkshire Maths Hub 

Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub

Yorkshire & Humber Maths Hub


Funded by the Department of Education and working with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), the South Yorkshire Maths Hub (SYMH) is led by Notre Dame High School supported by local universities, teaching schools and national associations. SYMH predominantly supports schools in the South Yorkshire area although all schools are welcome to engage with SYMH activity particularly North Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire & North Derbyshire - see the national Maths Hub website for alternative hubs in your area.

National Maths Hub website

As part of the maths hubs' vision is;
          • "A resolute focus on pupil's maths outcomes"  and  "Determined support for all schools & colleges to improve"
This educator led initiative  is based on a principle of  "Teachers doing good work together to make a difference to pupils" with a longer term vision to strategically combine the efforts of the Mathematics community in adapting best practice locally and from across the world for the benefit of our children.
The South Yorkshire Maths Hub (SYMH) aims to work with all schools in the region and encourages not just Maths leaders but all teachers of Maths to engage with the opportunities that are made available. To receive updates and newletters feel free to send your name and school by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also follow us on twitter @SYMathsHub



Maths Hub Lead: Pete Sides : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teaching for Mastery Lead: Georgina Brown : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Administrator: Tara Webster : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


NCETM website
To access content on the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics you will need to register (Free).
Maths Hubs are co-ordinated nationally by the NCETM with each hub also having a strategic board to oversee local activity. The strategic board meets termly and is supported by sub-groups comprised of local strategic and operational partners. See the diagram below for an overview.
Strategic Board Members
John Barton (Chair)                               NANAMIC
John Coats SYMH
Simon Dawson Mercia TSA
Terry Dawson MEI
John Pearson NAMA
Bob Sawyer Learn Sheffield
Pete Sides SYMH
David Silvester JMAT
Janet Foster Partners in Learning
Margaret Young NCETM
Sue O’Brien Sheffield IOE
Bryony Black University of Sheffield
Theresa Di’lasio Positive Regard TSA
Alison Burbeary Fusion TSA
Charlotte Land DEBP
Richard Kirtlan North Lindsey College & Doncaster College
Sarah Rockliff LUTSA
Kelly Stafford STEM Ambassador
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