Post by WYMathsHub
Date September 29, 2023

Join Our Primary Mastery Readiness Programme


Since 2014, the NCETM and West Yorkshire Maths Hub Mastery Readiness Programme has trained hundreds of primary teachers to be confident around the principles of Teaching for Mastery. Schools have been helped by these specialists to bring these mastery principles to their maths lessons. Through a combination of collaborative face to face training and school visits, The Mastery Readiness Programme offers schools an opportunity to address the fundamental aspects of a Teaching for Mastery approach while simultaneously providing the opportunity to tailor the support to the individual needs of the school.



If you choose to register on the programme, your school would be part of a small group of schools working together. Your school Maths Lead and another teacher (along with the headteacher initially) would attend these training events. Following the face-to-face sessions, a Mastery Readiness Lead from West Yorkshire Maths Hub would visit your school to revisit the themes and topics raised during the workshops and offer bespoke support, tailored to your school’s specific needs.



There is no charge for participation in the programme, for either the workshop events or for the support in your school. In addition, the second year of the programme, (Developing Teaching for Mastery) has £1,000 available to support teacher release.



  • Release two teachers to engage in all events.
  • Give these teachers the opportunity to lead professional development in school.
  • Actively support reflection and collaboration among staff in the pursuit of improvement.



The workshops and support include:

  • An understanding of the key principles of Teaching for Mastery and how to support schools to implement this through clear leadership and strong classroom practice.
  • Support for headteachers in addressing leadership issues related to mathematics and contributing to raising standards.
  • Opportunity to work closely with other schools also developing mastery readiness.



This programme is only available to those schools that have not taken part in previous years. In addition, we are nearing our DfE allocation for this programme, which means that this could be the final year that this offer would be available. Completion of Mastery Readiness also makes your school eligible for a range of other support packages and resources, all aimed at supporting schools’ journey in Teaching for Mastery.

Click here to get involved >>

Post by WYMathsHub
Date March 16, 2022

Meet the West Yorkshire Maths Hub team!

Meet Mark





Mark is our Maths Hub Lead here at the Hub since January 2019! We asked Mark a few questions about his role at the hub and what he gets up to outside of work! 


Tell us what you love the most about your job?

Getting to work with passionate Maths Leaders across West Yorkshire.


What is a typical day for you?

No such thing, which is another reason I love my job! Most days include meetings and teaching at our host school for WYMH – Trinity Academy Halifax.


What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Doing maths for fun while listening to vinyl and supporting my football team, Manchester United where I am a season ticket holder.

Post by WYMathsHub
Date March 2, 2022

Meet the West Yorkshire Maths Hub Team!

Meet Tara





Tara is our Assistant Hub Lead for Secondary. She oversees the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Group programme. We asked Tara a few questions about her role at the hub and what she gets up to outside of work! 


Tell us what you love the most about your job?

I love the fact that my role enables me to work in a number of different schools, with amazing and inspiring teachers. I also feel lucky that I get to really think about the pedagogy of teaching maths.


What is a typical day for you?

There really is no typical day, and that’s what I love. One day could include visiting a school to support our new Mastery Specialists or facilitating an open classroom for teachers of the schools we work with. An afternoon could be spent delivering face-to-face or online workshops, or visiting schools to support them embed mastery teaching in their department.


What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

When I’m not at work I love to travel and explore new places. I have a passion for the water and enjoy scuba diving holidays, even in the UK I’m drawn to lakes and the coast for cold water swims. This year my aim is to take up paddleboarding!