CfEM: Maths Teacher Development Groups (Code: C1320)

The Maths Teacher Development Groups (MTDGs) are a new form of collaborative professional development from the Centres for Excellence in Mathematics (CfEM) project. Click on the links below for more information about the different groups available this year.

Motivating Learners: communicating that success is possible (4 sessions) 

Developing responsive teaching to meet learner needs (4 sessions) 

Using technology to develop mathematical understanding (4 sessions) 

Using context to develop mathematical understanding (4 sessions)


No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Who is this for?

The Maths Teacher Development Groups (MTDGs) are for Teachers of post-16 GCSE re-sits & Functional Skills maths, based in colleges & other post-16 settings.

Training aim

The aim is to support teachers to explore and apply evidence-based approaches to maths teaching and learning, based on themes identified by the CfEM project. Sessions are facilitated by a national expert, with additional input from CfEM centres.

There are four themes to choose from (click on the links near the top of the page for more information), each comprising three online sessions approximately one month apart, followed by a final dissemination event. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions of their chosen theme to gain maximum value, but participants who just want to dip in and out of the themes are also welcome.


Participants will:

• Explore evidence-based approaches to maths teaching and learning around a specific pedagogical theme

• Work collaboratively to discuss how these approaches might be adapted and applied within individual settings

• Try out the approaches in practice and report back to the group

• Share their findings at a national dissemination event


For each CPD topic:

Session 1: 2.5 hours

Session 2: 1.5 hours

Session 3: 1.5 hours

Session 4: Joint practice development dissemination day

Entry Requirements

Participants should be teaching GCSE or Functional Skills maths in a post-16 setting.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830