Teaching For Mastery Explained
Outstanding Schools, Ofsted And Mastery
Click here to read a recent case study of how a local Matrix Hub school has successfully embedded Mastery Teaching. Beth Goodliff, Communications Officer at the NCETM, highlights the benefits of the Mastery Programme through 3 outstanding schools involved in Primary Mastery. One of the schools, Windhill21 in Bishops Stortford, is part of the Matrix Hub programme and has benefitted from the support of a Primary Mastery Specialists based there.
If you are interested into adopting these ideas in your department and would like to get involved in our Mastery Projects, please click here for a direct link to the NCETM page for full details or review the Teaching for Mastery Maths Primary School Pathway.
Mastering Mastery – a teacher’s guide written by one of our Mastery Specialists Sarah-Jane Pyne, Windhill21
Curriculum Prioritisation Materials in Primary maths will help you identify the most important concepts and plan to teach them.
For a range of teaching resources across all phases, useful during the pandemic and beyond click here: Teaching maths through the pandemic | NCETM
Numberblocks – Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks.
Maths with Parents – are currently providing free access to all of their resources to support schools and parents.
White Rose Home Learning resources offers a week’s worth of lessons and helpful videos for pupils from Early Years to Year 8. More resources added every week.
TWINKL have made some resources available to parents and carers free of charge. Visit twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS
BBC Bitesize Maths is an excellent source of information and interactive quizzes.
Maths on Toast – Weekly updated online activities designed for families with children aged 4 – 12 to explore and involve craft, construction, puzzles and creativity to enable everyone to develop and positive and ‘can-do’ attitude to maths.
PD Lead Materials
If you would like to find out more about Mastery and access professional development materials, please click here to go to the NCETM website page.
Video Guides on working with the materials can be accessed here.
Click here to read a summary report of the development and impact of the NCETM/Maths Hubs Primary Teaching for Mastery Programme.
Also at a recent school visit with Chris Soul, Lead Teacher at St Johns Primary, Watford about how he is finding his planning he is now more about carefully crafted lesson design, we discussed teacher workload and whether using materials has increased planning time he said:
“Using the NCETM materials has actually reduced my teacher workload because it results in the penny dropping for children so reduces how much I have to prepare! I don’t have to create stuff myself because its readily available and useful to the needs of the children.”
When asked about impact on pupils in his own class so far he said:
“the impact on children has been that they now have confidence to be able to manipulate numbers, of using missing numbers, or using inverse or applying in a different context (Pupils) have gained deeper conceptual understanding…and using variation…(pupils now) having confidence to see things in different ways”.
Primary Mastery Lead
Kirsty Pettinger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Primary Leads:
Zoe Akers: email@example.com
Sally Barker: firstname.lastname@example.org