Supporting Schools


The University of Gloucestershire’s Primary Maths Team are strategic partners in the GLOWMaths Hub. The GLOWMaths Hub is led by Balcarras Teaching School, based in Cheltenham, and is the home of #YesUCan. It is one of the  network of DfE funded school-based centres, or hubs, designed to transform mathematics education for children and teenagers of all ages across the country.

GLOWMaths works with successful established mathematics communities across the region including local schools, colleges, NCETM, Universities, CPD providers and employers to ensure all pupils, teachers and leaders have access to support, research and innovation that will improve the enjoyment and achievement of mathematics.

With the help of the strategic and operational partners like the University of Gloucestershire, the GLOWMaths Hub aims to ‘shine a light’ on collaborative working across primary, secondary schools, and colleges in GLoucestershire, Oxfordshire , Worcestershire (hence the name ‘GLOW’ !) and beyond.

As a strategic partner in GLOWMaths, the University of Gloucestershire’s Primary Maths Team works closely with the Strategic Board and has been involved in leading many teacher research groups, including:

  • Year 2 Mathematical Reasoning project, designed by researchers at Oxford University and funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
  • Teaching Assistants Knowledge Enhancement
  • Supporting Reasoning in the Classroom
  • Subject Knowledge development for new primary subject leaders
  • Newly Qualified Teachers: developing practice in the National Curriculum aims of Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving

For more information please visit the GLOWMaths Hub website.

CAS (Computing at School Cheltenham Primary Hub)

The Computing at School Cheltenham Primary Hub holds termly meetings after school, taking advantage of the state of the art facilities at the Francis Close Hall campus and aims to support local teachers to teach primary computing by sharing teaching ideas and materials, offering training and the opportunity to meet with like-minded colleagues. We have an active and growing membership.

In 2018 the Cheltenham Primary hub won the CAS South West region hub award at the CAS National conference. Here is Beverly Clarke from the CAS Regional Centre South West presenting Computing lecturers Lindsay Evans and Richard Brice with their certificate and VEX Robotics kit prize.

cas cheltenham hub computing at school south west hub of the year

Upcoming Cheltenham Primary Hub dates:

1st October 2018, 22nd January 2019, 23rd May 2019.

If you are interested in joining us, please visit the hub CAS website or email Lindsay Evans –