This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the school’s participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school and online, it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school.
Since 2014, the NCETM and Maths Hubs have been working together to develop approaches to teaching for mastery within primary maths. This has been partly informed by the teaching of maths in high performing South East Asian jurisdictions. In the last six years the NCETM and Maths Hubs have recruited teachers to participate in a Mastery Specialists development programme. Once trained, Mastery Specialists work with other schools in Teaching for Mastery Work Groups.
Each Work Group will be led by one of the Maths Hub’s Mastery Specialists and involve six or seven primary schools. During the year, they will work closely together to introduce and develop approaches to teaching for mastery. The Work Group activity will include:
Participating in the Work Group will provide the following benefits to participant schools:
The Work Groups are intended for schools that are already committed to using teaching for mastery approaches for primary maths. Schools should also have the capacity for engaging in significant development work during 2022/23.
Schools chosen to participate in the Work Group commit to the following expectations:
There is no charge to schools participating in the Work Group. Each school will receive a £1000 grant towards the cost of the required teacher release time.
More information about Primary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups can be found on the NCETM website including commentary from Teachers and Head Teachers who have already been involved in the programme.
These Work Groups have now started for 2022/23 however applications are now open for our 2023/24 Work Group, please follow the link below:
We are also hosting Three Primary Teaching for Mastery Open Lessons in April and May 2023 for schools that are interested in joining the programme. For further information and to book a place follow the link below.