Primary Teaching for Mastery – Sustaining

A project designed to support schools making teaching for mastery ‘business as usual’.

The schools who will have previously participated in a development Work Group and might have received support for embedding TfM. A key characteristic of all the schools is strong commitment from both school and subject leadership for sustaining TfM approaches and for most teachers to have already started using TfM approaches.

  • Leadership focus: Regional and national updates, opportunities to discuss and reflect on practice associated with the pedagogical/policy issues at regional and national levels and within the context of participant’s schools.
  • Collaborative planning focus: teachers from the participant schools plan together and create sequences of lessons.
  • Subject knowledge development: the planning will provide a vehicle for teachers to develop their subject knowledge through using the Primary PD Materials.
  • Six network sessions starting in January and approximately one per month.

This is for all primary schools who have previously been involved in teaching for mastery via a Development or Embedding Work Group, or who are Mastery Specialist schools. It brings together schools across the Maths Hubs Network that are working on continued development to sustain their teaching for mastery approach to mathematics. 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
  • learn how to establish an effective collaborative planning culture
  • plan, teach and reflect collaboratively to provide a coherent mastery curriculum
  • continue to refine school structures and systems to embed and sustain mastery
  • continue to ensure a sustainable model for collaborative planning and ongoing specialist subject knowledge development for all teachers.

What is the cost?

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