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NCP21-02/03: Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme

Become a Mastery Specialist in the secondary phase.

The Programme is designed for teachers who have a keen interest in Teaching for Mastery and want to further develop their own professional learning. They will need to be in a position to drive change in their department from year 2 and contribute to developing the professional learning of other teachers.

  • Year One: you participate in several professional development events and focus on developing your own classroom teaching
  • Year Two: your focus is on developing teaching for mastery approaches within your own department and honing your skills in leading professional development
  • Year Three and beyond: you support key teachers in other local schools to develop a teaching for mastery approach within their own departments.

All the time, you keep in touch with other specialists across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

  • Year 1: 15 days teacher release time fully funded which includes central NCETM training, hub-based work and in-school work.
  • Year 2: 15 days teacher release time fully funded which includes central NCETM training, hub-based and in school development and training to completed the NCETM accreditation to lead professional development.
  • Year 3 and beyond: 16 days release time fully funded to develop two other Secondary Schools. This also includes NCETM national training and hub- based development.

What is the cost?

The Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

How can you find out more?

Hear from Mastery Specialists in the video below. You can also find out more about mastery by reading case studies provided by the NCETM, and take a look at the Mastery Specialist Programme in more detail in this diagram.

This video was produced in 2018/19 by the NCETM. It describes the programme in more detail and lets you hear from teachers in some of the schools involved.