Fareham College, the TES UK College of the Year, has been appointed as the ‘exceptional post-16 institution’ to lead one of the new 21 Centres for Excellence for mathematics in the UK.
The news was announced by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week.
The £40m programme has been invested to support the post-16 sector to improve maths teaching across the country.
It will be rolled out over five years and is expected to create new and enhanced teaching approaches for maths, through best practice sharing.
The Fareham College Centre for Excellence will comprise: Eastleigh College; Isle of Wight College; Southampton City College; Sparsholt College; Havant & South Downs College; St Vincent’s College and Highbury College. It will also be supported by the Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service, and the Pioneer Teaching Alliance.
Andrew Kaye, Deputy Principal of Fareham College, commented:
“We are delighted that we have been successful and look forward to working with our network to make the programme a success. Maths is a vitally important academic discipline, but there are many students who struggle to get enthusiastic and engaged with the subject. By working collaboratively to create and share new and better teaching approaches, we will improve attainment among students.”