Primary Teaching for Mastery – Development
Be part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in maths in primary schools
“I would never have believed at the start of the year that (Year 4 child) who previously struggled a lot in maths would now be achieving the same as all her peers in class!”
Charlotte T. Yr 4 teacher, Embedding phase in Teaching for Mastery.
Watch an interview with Neil Coster, Head Teacher at Pemberley Academy, regarding his school’s Primary Teaching for Mastery journey.
Watch an interview with Geoff Holmes, Head Teacher at Weston C of E Primary School and Nursery, regarding his school’s Primary Teaching for Mastery journey.
What is involved?
Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained Primary Mastery Specialist. Work Groups meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school.
Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.
Who can take part?
This programme is for state-funded primary schools in England. Two teachers from each participant school will attend six half-day meeting during the school year, and lead teaching for mastery development in their own school.
- Pupils will show a positive attitude towards maths, enjoy learning the subject and demonstrate a grown mindset.
- Leaders will develop a common vision, culture and set of principles which support teaching for mastery.
- Teachers will enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on progression within key areas of maths.
- Teachers will cultivate a deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies related to teaching for mastery.
What is the cost?
The Work Groups are fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme, so are free to participating schools.
How you can take part …
To express an interest to take part in Mastery Development in 2024-25, please complete the details below: