This is the final report from the ACME conference 2016, 'Influences and impact: policies for high-quality mathematics education’. The report summarises the key issues in mathematics education policy from workshops, keynotes and the panel session.
The conference also explored how to best embed recent reforms to ensure that young people have the required mathematical skills for higher education and employment. Chaired by Professor Alex Halliday FRS, Vice President and Physical Secretary at the Royal Society, the conference had an attendance of 150 delegates: teachers, industry representatives, mathematicians, policymakers and education researchers. A political key note speech was also delivered by Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools.