DfE has 'questions' to answer over maths textbook scheme

DfE has 'questions' to answer over maths textbook scheme

Colin Hughes, chair of the Publishers Association's Education Publishers Council, has called into question the Department for Education's (DfE) method of evaluating textbooks for its South Asian maths teaching programme, after just one textbook was approved for the scheme.

The programme promises £41m in DfE funding for primary schools in England over the next four years to support the South Asian "maths mastery” approach - including offering to match individual schools’ spending on textbooks up to £2,000, if they select a textbook from a recommended list.

At least six publishers, includin...

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