Primary Teaching for Mastery – Development

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

This is ideal for schools who are ready to progress on their Teaching for Mastery journey and for schools who have previously participated in a Development Work Group. All schools must show a strong commitment from both school and subject leadership for embedding teaching for mastery approaches, and at least the lead participant teacher from the Development Work Group school must have already started using teaching for mastery approaches. Each school will have a lead participant, normally the subject leader for maths. They are likely to have played a lead role in previous years. The headteacher from each school will also be involved at appropriate times to ensure that there is a whole school commitment for embedding changes.

The lead teachers will work with a Teaching for Mastery (TfM) specialist on developing their pedagogical understanding of TfM. They will observe lessons from the TfM specialist and engage in teacher research groups with other schools in their geographical area.

5 half-day workshops.

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.

“Being involved in a Work Group, you feel much more involved in your own CPD. You are actually doing something, rather than being talked at. Going away, implementing something and then coming back and discussing how it worked is great.”