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Primary Education: Mathematics

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many mathematics specialists have been officially appointed in primary schools since 1 June 2008. (253394)

The information requested is not collected centrally at present. The primary mathematics specialist is a new role recommended by Sir Peter Williams in his 2008 “Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools”. We aim to train 13,000 teachers to become maths specialists by 2019 in line with Sir Peter's recommendation. A small pathfinder project is currently running to test issues relating to the training for maths specialists.