NCETM School Development Lead Programme

This project aims to support mathematics leads whose role is to lead change in a school or group of schools other than their own. The School Development Lead Programme is designed specifically to enable the leaders of maths school development to enhance leadership capacity and capability in the schools they support through their role.


What is involved?

It will provide a regional support programme through a series of three days of workshops (face-to-face and online), practice development activities, and an online community. The face-to-face workshops will run regionally across England.

Participants undertake to plan, lead and evaluate a school development initiative for a school or group of schools and to record their planning, evaluation and reflection in an Accreditation Evidence Document.

Successful completion of the programme and satisfactory completion of all tasks and related paperwork will result in the participant being accredited as an NCETM Accredited School Development Lead.


What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • support schools, groups of schools or MATs to establish sustainable cross-school approaches to collaboration and development for maths teaching
  • start to use collaborative Work Group models as one of their school development strategies
  • incorporate new processes and models into their school development practice
  • evaluate and review the effectiveness of specific maths school development models
  • develop skills in driving improvement in maths, including developing the capacity of school leadership of maths
  • know and understand of the challenges and barriers to school development in maths and how to tackle them
  • know and understand effective approaches to teaching maths, including teaching for mastery.


Who can apply?

The programme is for teachers leading change in a school or group of schools other than their own, and will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools/groups of schools or who are new to the role.


What is the cost?

The School Development Lead Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participants and their schools. Funding covers provision of the three face-to-face days. Travel costs will also be funded.



Applications for this programme are now closed for 2022/23 and 2023/24 , however if you would like to express an interest in our 2024/25 programme, please complete our expression of interest form