'All students should receive excellent maths teaching – not just those in specialist maths schools'

With acute maths teacher shortages, there's a risk that specialist maths provision will only increase the divide between rich and poor standards in maths teaching, writes the director of Cambridge Mathematics.


On Monday 23 January, Theresa May announced a £170 million package to establish “Institutes of Technology” and specialist maths schools in every British city, to ensure the country “stands tall in the world” after Brexit.


By using the free-school model, the government plans to expand the provision of specialist maths education in every UK city, using the existing Exeter and King's College London Mathematics Schools as examples to follow.


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