Primary Teaching for Mastery – Embedding

A project designed to support schools in their second year of Teaching for Mastery.

The schools who will have previously participated in a Development Work Group. A key characteristic of all the schools is strong commitment from both school and subject leadership for embedding TfM approaches and that at least the lead participant teachers from the Development Work Group schools to have already started using TfM approaches.

  • Systems and culture to support TfM.
  • Support for school leadership and subject leadership.
  • Subject knowledge.
  • Lesson design.
  • PD models within individual schools.
  • 6 half termly Teacher Research Groups/Workshops – ½ a day each time or equivalent.
  • 3 x 2 hour support visits or the equivalent of 1 full day support visit.

The strategic goal of the Teaching for Mastery Programme for primary schools is to establish teaching for mastery approaches so that all pupils develop deep knowledge, understanding and confidence. The NCETM’s diagram shows a school’s journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school’s journey starts (click/tap diagram to show a larger version with more detail of the journey).

Participants will:

  • enhance their mathematical subject knowledge, emphasising key areas of maths
  • cultivate a deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies of mastery
  • understand the school-wide structures which enable staff to develop mastery approaches
  • develop the ability to plan, teach and reflect on lessons with a mastery approach
  • establish a set of principles, policies, practices and systems which embody a teaching for mastery approach.

What is the cost?

The Primary Teaching for Mastery – Embedding project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.