Primary Mastery Readiness Work Group
A programme for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach
What is involved?
Schools with additional challenges need bespoke support to ensure their systems and cultures are conducive 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, both 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.
Who can take part?
Schools will have an identifiable barrier to being able to successfully implement teaching for mastery at present. For example:
- Leaders at the school want to focus upon establishing the firm foundations for their sustained mastery journey first
- The school has been identified, by the Local Authority, as being suitable for the programme
- There has previously been high turnover of staff, meaning that the implementation of sustained change has been difficult but there is now a more stable situation where progress can be made
- Improvement in progress and attainment data for maths is a priority across the school
- The school serves an area of low social mobility
- It has been identified that there is a need for additional support for leadership of maths
- Your pupils will demonstrate an improved mathematical mindset and potential to progress in the subject.
- Your school leaders will promote a collaborative learning culture amongst staff in order to make improvements to the teaching and learning of maths.
- You will put into practice the school’s shared vision for what maths will look like in your school.
- You will try new approaches to teaching maths and reflect on the impact of your changes regularly, so that you can share good practice beyond your own classroom.
What is the cost?
The programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme, so is free to participating schools.
How you can take part …
To express an interest to take part in Mastery Readiness in 2024-25, please complete the details below: