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About the Maths (CfEM) programme

The Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme is a national improvement project aimed at delivering a step change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings, with a focus on 16-19 year olds. Tameside College is one of 21 centres across the country who are taking part in this project alongside our network partners in the Greater Manchester area. With our partners, we are committed to improving the teaching of maths in the Further Education sector.

More information on the project can be found below:

About Tameside College

Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside College is a further education college that provides the next steps from school to university and employment. We also offer a range of apprenticeships as well as adult and university level courses.

We aim to support the individual aspirations of each learner by providing first class learning environments and resources. We are rated Ofsted good and have invested significantly in our campus, to develop state-of-the-art facilities for our students.

Why not get involved?

Tameside College has fully embraced the opportunity to become a Centre for Excellence in Maths and although we have had good support from our Network Partners we would like to widen participation in order to:

  • Undertake even more meaningful practioner research in order to help inform the sector as to how to bring about a step change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings.
  • Provide access to CPD through the provision of bespoke training that is delivered in-house and online. This will result in new teaching techniques which translate to better prepared, confident and more motivated students
  • Use CPD and training so that teachers have a better understanding of how mind-set plays a key part in maths learning and this will in turn change teachers’ mind-set so that they will be able to consider mind-set, motivation and learner confidence much more when planning lessons and this will be of positive benefit to the whole sector
  • Increase teacher confidence and positivity through access to the programme so that teachers feel” re-energised by their participation” inspired to do more CPD/research and believe that they can deliver outstanding teaching.
  • Use shared research to purchase innovative resources for both the college and the wider network partners in order to help students understand mathematical concepts more easily which should translate to better results.

To find out more about the project and how you can get involved, go to Partners Page