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NPQ Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM)

Programme Overview:

Participants on the NPQ Leading Primary Maths will develop their understanding of excellent mathematics teaching for mastery and the concepts that support successful leadership of mathematics. 


On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • Understand what good primary maths teaching practice is and how to implement it. 
  • Embed mastery approaches to teaching maths in your school.
  • Lead your school to teach maths effectively, working collaboratively with senior leaders and teachers.
  • Develop your ability and capacity to improve the provision of maths across your school.
  • Equip staff to plan effective primary maths lessons and stimulate pupils' thinking. 
  • Help colleagues adapt their maths teaching to meet different needs.
  • Align your professional development with wide school improvement priorities. 

See the NPQLPM framework for further details. 

How you will learn:

The content is delivered through blended learning comprising in-person, real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. Over the 12-month course duration, you will attend / complete:

  • 1 x 6hr conference - at the start of the programme (in-person).
  • 6 x courses - each course is 6 weeks in length and comprises 6 modules.  You will complete 1 module (50mins) per week.  
  • 5 x 2hr facilitated twilight clinics (online).
  • 3 x 1hr 15mins communities - peer-led group sessions (online or in-person).
  • 1 x 2hr assessment clinic (in-person).
  • Final assessment - written response to a case study to be completed within an 8-day window.

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To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for primary leading teaching in mathematics, numeracy, curriculum, teaching and learning, phase or a primary classroom teacher aspiring to lead. 

Example roles: Primary Teacher | Subject Leader in a Primary | Phase Leader in an all-through school


You can become an expert in leading primary maths, develop a positive maths culture in your school and design an effective maths curriculum.  You will be able to build on your existing mastery experience and connect with other primary maths teachers from similar school contexts. 

Your school will benefit from improved maths teaching, access to the latest learning, and retaining your teaching talent. 


NPQ scholarship funding has changed. Visit the DfE website for more details and to check eligibility status. If you do not work in an eligible school, the cost of this NPQ is £899 + VAT. 


Our next cohort commences in Autumn 2024. To register your interest, please complete the registration form below and we'll be in touch with you shortly.

Register Your Interest Here

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Contact us for more information or guidance about this NPQ programme.