Centres for Excellence in Maths Programme

The Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme is a national improvement project, running from aimed at delivering a step change in maths teaching up to Level 2 in post-16 settings. The three year programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and is led by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and will be running from March 2019 to March 2021. AoC is a delivery partner in the programme, alongside other expert partners.

The core objective of the programme is to support 21 Centres  and their network partners to help increase the number of young people leaving compulsory education with basic maths skills, up to GCSE and equivalent level, to help improve their employability and engage with further learning. The outcomes of the programme are shared with the wider sector via the CfEM website and the CfEM newsletters.

The programme is focused primarily on four themes of activity:

  • An adapted approach to mathematics mastery suitable for the post-16 sector.
  • Approaches to contextualisation which support the diversity of studies in general further education. 
  • Motivation and engagement approaches for learners who will often feel maths post 16 is an inevitable continuation of a cycle of failure.
  • The use of technology within mathematics education in the sector.

To find out more about how your college can get involved in the programme by joining a network or to receive the CfEM newsletters, please contact us.