Welcome to the Excellence Gateway’s Maths exhibition site

This exhibition site brings together some of the most effective resources for maths available on the Excellence Gateway including guidance for teaching learning and assessment, leading and managing maths provision and access to the most current CPD packages offered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

The Education and Training Foundation’s maths and English Shaping Success offer includes a variety of different courses to support effective teaching of maths and English for teachers of GCSE, Functional Skills, apprenticeships and study programmes as well as targeted courses and webinars to support personal skills and teaching approaches. The Shaping Success offer provides cutting edge support for all practitioners in the FE sector – with Regional Specialist Leads providing advice and guidance, whilst identifying the best options available for organisations and individuals.

Providers can also engage with ETF’s dedicated team of specialists to receive a maths and English strategic support visit to identify high-level areas of need. To discuss a strategic visit, please contact the ETF’s Head of Maths and English, Imke Djouadj.

Practitioners are also invited to join the ETF’s Professional Exchange Networks (PENs) to explore regional challenges and reflect on effective practice in the sector.

Other ETF support for maths and English includes:

  • Free online modules and self-evaluation tools to develop your personal maths or English skills at level 2, with some extension to level 3
  • Resources for teaching ESOL learners in mainstream FE classrooms
  • Top Ten Tips provide advice and guidance to improve outcomes
  • Guidelines for assessment and tracking co-created with the sector, setting out clear expectations of effective practice in assessment for learning
  • Subject Leadership CPD to prepare you to be better equipped and more confident to lead provision in your organisations. This includes a residential course, individual modules and support package (online modules with coaching).
  • Resources to support promotion of maths and English

Featured resources

Resources for practitioners:

The Excellence Gateway contains a wealth of maths resources for practitioners. Learning materials are a major part of this but there are also many resources for professional development and guidance.

In addition to assessment tools there are resources here for practitioners to improve their own knowledge and skills.

Resources for managers:

If you are a manager charged with developing maths (and English) provision the Excellence Gateway offers you a variety of supporting resources to smooth the process.  We present here a selection of those but more are available through searching the main Gateway site.

Resources for workbased learning:

The Excellence Gateway contains resources to support learning providers in delivering maths and functional skills within vocational programmes and work-based learning.  This is particularly important given the need to ensure all learners achieve a level 2 qualification.

News and events:

On this page we will bring you the latest news and events related to maths. The Foundation will be organising regular workshops on improving maths delivery in a variety of contexts.