Mathematics: Primary Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Bingham Andrew Bingham Conservative, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve the quality of maths teaching in primary schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The government is committed to raising standards in primary mathematics teaching.

We have established Maths Hubs - 35 school-led centres of excellence with a role in leading transformation of teaching based on best practice internationally. We are investing £41m to enable primary schools to introduce highly effective south-east Asian mastery teaching methods.

We are also investing in primary mathematics initial teacher training (ITT) courses, to allow trainee primary teachers to specialise in the subject.

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