Primary Mastery Readiness

A programme for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach.

Schools with additional challenges need bespoke support to ensure their systems and cultures are conductive to a teaching for mastery approach. Those who are not yet ready to join a Teaching for Mastery Development Work Group will prepare for implementing a teaching for mastery approach which is embedded and sustained across the whole school. This will involve receiving support from Mastery Readiness Leads, and developing classroom culture and attitudes to maths that will support a teaching for mastery approach, 6th on the part of teachers and their pupils.

After the year-long programme, Mastery Readiness schools will be ready to progress into Development Work Groups and beyond.

Schools will have an identifiable barrier to being able to successfully implement teaching for mastery at present. Barriers may include an Ofsted grading of RI or Inadequate, poor pupil progress in maths, serving an area of low mobility, or issues in the school that have meant the implementation of sustained change has been difficult.