Primary Teaching for Mastery – Sustaining

This is for primary schools who have previously been involved in a Development or Embedding Work Group, or who are Mastery Specialist schools. It brings together schools working to sustain their mastery approach to maths. Workshops are hosted in different schools during the year, with the first held in a Mastery Specialists’ school. 

Sustaining Work Groups are a permanent form of support where schools can focus on continued improvement, consistency and refinement of teaching for mastery. Teachers, maths leads and headteachers are all involved, striving to support teachers, and looking at collaborative planning and subject knowledge development. 

Schools will have previously participated in a Development Work Goup and might have received support for embedding mastery. Participating schools must show strong commitment from their leadership for sustaining mastery approaches, and for most teachers to have already started using these.

Each school will have a lead participant in the Work Group, normally the maths lead. At different points in the year, other teachers will also participate. 

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