The DfE has launched the application process to become a maths Centre for Excellence.
Centres for Excellence aim to support the post-16 sector to develop and share pedagogical approaches to improve maths for students with low prior attainment. The programme will provide grant funding to build teaching capacity and spread best practice on what works to improve basic maths for learners over the age of 16.
The DfE expects to fund around 20 post-16 maths centres over an initial three-year period, each receiving up to £300,000 per year.
The Centres for Excellence programme is part of the government’s response to the Smith Review of post-16 maths education.