Mathematics: Primary Education:Written question - 908610

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Asked on: 31 January 2017
Department for Education
Mathematics: Primary Education
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve the quality of maths teaching in primary schools.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 06 February 2017

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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