Primary and Secondary Education
Professional Development

Updated July 2022



The NRICH team is sometimes able to work with schools, academies, hubs, teacher training institutions and local authorities to help teachers develop rich mathematical learning opportunities for their students. 


INSET day programmes

Our most popular programmes of Teacher Professional Development broadly fall into three main themes:

  • NRICHing the Curriculum 
    Primary: Supporting Children to Become Expert Reasoners; Focusing on FluencyProgression through Problem Solving
    Secondary: Starting with a Rich Challenge; Building a Community of Mathematicians; Consolidating with Rich Tasks
  • Mathematical Habits of Mind
    Developing Curious, Resilient and Resourceful Learners; Thinking Mathematically; Mastering Mathematics
  • Enhancing Subject Knowledge
    Embedding Problem Solving in Geometry; Fractions Unpacked

Extended Programmes of Teacher Professional Development

We run extended programmes of teacher professional development (three or more days) in locations around the UK and beyond.

Our aim is to inspire and stimulate debate around rich tasks and deep mathematical learning.
To get a flavour of what we do, here are some examples:


Conference keynotes and workshops

We promote the exploration of rich tasks and look at how these can be embedded in curricula and classrooms.

We stimulate debate about the nature of mathematics, its beauty and creativity, its place in 21st century life, and how this impacts on the provision made for mathematics in our classrooms.

Student Workshops

We offer resources to support workshops for learners of all ages:

Roadshow Resources

To find out more about any of these opportunities or to tailor some CPD to suit your needs please
contact, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Funding Opportunities

Schools can apply for grants to subsidise both teacher professional development and student workshop events from the bodies below. Click on each logo for further details.

Link to Royal Institution grant page   Link to Institute of Mathematics and its applications grant scheme   Link to the London Mathematical Society education grant scheme page