If you join a network, you’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively with peers to systematically investigate an area of your maths practice by undertaking a small-scale Action Research (AR) project.

You’ll be supported by an Action Research lead, participate in a flexible blended Action Research professional development programme and access ongoing mentoring – all with like-minded maths teachers. We are currently starting our recruitment period for Action Research leads. Centres/Action Research leads will recruit AR teachers starting May 2021.

You’ll share your findings with each other and the wider FE sector in a series of national dissemination events in February and June/July 2022. You can see videos from previous CfEM action research events on our YouTube channel.

Action Research Dissemination Events (400 places)CfEM Live 2021 June/July 2021
Join a community of maths teachers to celebrate and learn from their action research findings on motivation and engagement, technology and data, mastery and contextualisation.
Details including how to book coming shortly.
Action Research Lead (42 places)Nominations for Action Research Leads opens in March 2021.
A brilliant opportunity to lead Action Research across your network.
See guidance here. If you want to submit a nomination please get in contact with a Centre lead from your nearest CfEM.
Action Research Teachers
(168 places)
Recruitment for Action Research Teachers to participate in local Action Research projects opens May 2021 – activity led by the Action Research Leads.Opening May 2021.


Last year’s Action Research projects ended with a series of dissemination events. You can view the video-presentations from the CFEMLive-2020 maths mini-conference series below.