Welcome to South Yorks Maths Hub

Welcome to the new look SYMH website

In each of the new sections on the front page you will see "Associated Work Groups" which will give you a link to one of the many local work groups funded this year. You will also see within each work group a section "How does my school benefit from this?" which tries to explain the benefit of engaging with a partcular work group or section of development. With over 300 schools already registered with SYMH we would love to see this figure reach beyond 500 this year to involve all schools in the region. There is something for everyone to engage with and the more of us that work collaboratively together the more we can learn from each other to support and develop our practices for the benefit of our students.

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

Hope you have a successful year




The South Yorkshire Maths Hub is one of four hubs serving Yorkshire from a network of 35 hubs nationwide.  

White Rose 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

Co-ordinated by Pete Sides (formerly Head of Maths at Notre Dame High School in Sheffield) the aims of the hub's activity include;
          • "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.
There are a number of Work Groups running in 2016/7, further details of which can be found on via this link. The aspects of development include;

Development of Teaching for Mastery across all phases.

Supporting self development of schools and encouraging professional self reflection.

Encouraging regional collaboration, networks and sharing of teaching experiences & resources

Exploring innovative teaching strategies and conducting research.

Promoting positive attitudes towards Mathematics and encouraging enhancement & extension opportunities 

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: Patricia Parish : 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 (2016/7). The dates of meetings are usually advertised via this website and the monthly newsletters if anyone would like to attend feel free to contact Patricia Parish on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Minutes, forthcoming agenda and other documentation can be downloaded from the links below.
back to top

Latest News


Sheffield Hallam University
University of Sheffield

FE Colleges

Barnsley College
Doncaster College
Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
Sheffield College


United Learning
Navigate Trust