We’re taking applications to join our amazing team of Teaching for Mastery specialists.
The NCETM funds your residential training to support you in developing Teaching for Mastery in West Yorkshire. They would join the West Yorkshire Maths Hub team as well as our Local Leaders of Maths Education, where they would receive ongoing training and take part in a supportive and passionate community of incredible maths teachers. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to develop themselves, their school, and the teaching across our region.
Application deadline: 20th May
What we are recruiting for:
The NCETM and Maths Hubs now want to recruit an eighth cohort of teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists, enabling Maths Hubs to have the required capacity to support schools using teaching for mastery approaches. 2022/23 will be the development year for the Cohort 8 teachers and their schools. Then in 2023/24 and beyond (subject to DfE funding), the Mastery Specialists will each lead Work Groups to develop, embed and sustain teaching for mastery for their Maths Hub. It is expected that the Mastery Specialist’s school becomes a leading exponent of teaching for mastery in this time and so the school needs to ensure that it has the capacity and desire to take on and cultivate a teaching for mastery approach across the whole school. Before a teacher applies for the role, headteachers might find it useful to look at the NCETM website where there are interviews with heads who have led the introduction of teaching for mastery in a school. Here Mastery Specialists discuss the benefits of the role for themselves, their schools and their pupils.
Since 2014, Maths Hubs and the NCETM have been working together to develop approaches to teaching for mastery. Teaching for mastery is a pedagogical approach which aims to develop a deep and connected understanding of maths for all learners, enabling them to enjoy maths and demonstrate high achievement (including in examinations), giving them a sound basis for future learning and preparing them for their future employment. In the NCETM’s Mastery Magnified pages you will find case studies, interviews and podcasts with some of the secondary teachers we have been working with.
Over 1000 Primary Mastery Specialists have completed a development programme and are leading Work Groups involving other primary schools, whilst at secondary there are almost 700 Mastery Specialists participating in the programme, many already working with other schools. A number of them have shared some of their reflections on how they have developed practices within their own schools in a series of short videos. The government has committed substantial funding to support the expansion of teaching for mastery in the coming years, and funding is now available to support the development of a sixth cohort of Secondary Mastery Specialists.