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Milton Keynes school selected as ‘new hub’ in scheme backed by the Department for Education

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Denbigh School has been chosen as a new hub for Maths, the Government announced today.

It’s one of 32 schools and academy trusts which will lead Maths Hubs across England and provide a model for schools in their area.

The move has been backed by £11million funding from the Department for Education.

Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, said: “The network of Hubs will implement the Asian-style mastery approach to maths which has achieved world-leading success – with children in jurisdictions like Shanghai, South Korea, and Japan around two to three years ahead of English children by age 15.”

Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South praised Denbigh School for being selected. “This is a really interesting project by the Department for Education.

“Results in England have stalled in recent years and this may well be the answer to getting grades improving once again.

“Denbigh is a very good school and I hope they benefit strongly from this scheme.”

The project is in partnership with academics from Shanghai Normal University and the UK’s National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Maths (NCETM).

Over the next 12 months around 50 teachers from Shanghai will be put into the new hubs to teach pupils and run masterclasses for other teachers.

 

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