Centres for Excellence in Maths feedback sought

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is seeking the views of senior leaders and heads of maths departments for a research study examining the longer-term impacts and legacy of its Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme.

The study is particularly seeking to understand:

  • The way that CfEM resources have been used
  • Networking with other local providers on maths
  • The benefits the programme brought to organisations.

Responses are invited via an online survey, which is being run by ETF’s evaluation partner, ICF. The survey can be accessed here. It should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

The deadline to respond is Thursday 21 March 2024. Any questions about the survey should be addressed to Oli Taylor at ICF: email oli.taylor@icf.com.

CfEM was a five-year DfE-funded national improvement programme aimed at delivering sustained improvements in maths outcomes for 16–19-year-olds, up to Level 2. It focused particularly on an adapted maths mastery approach suitable for post-16 learners, based on five key principles.

A randomised control trial involving 147 college sites and 7,453 GCSE re-sit learners showed that learners taught according to these five principles made one month’s additional progress compared to a control group – while more deprived learners gained an additional two months’ progress.

To find out more and access legacy resources from the project – including mastery schemes of work and lesson resources, and research evidence – visit the CfEM pages on the ETF website.