The strategic goal of the Teaching for Mastery Programme for primary schools is to establish teaching for mastery approaches so that all pupils develop deep knowledge, understanding and confidence. Those who have worked on establishing teaching for mastery in a Development Work Group become part of an Embedding Work Group in their second year, focusing on systems and culture to support teaching for mastery as well as support for school leadership and subject leadership.
Our diagram shows a school's journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school's journey starts (click/tap diagram to show a larger version with more detail of the journey).
Who can take part?
This is for schools who have previously participated in a Development Work Group. All must show a strong commitment for embedding teaching for mastery approaches, and at least the lead teacher from the Development Work Group must have already started using mastery approaches. The school leadership team including the headteacher must also be involved, to ensure there is a whole school commitment.
What is involved?
Work Groups in this project will support schools to scale up teaching for mastery approaches from individual teachers’ classrooms, ensuring whole-school practices are consistently adopted. There are at least five workshops across the year, plus support from a Mastery Specialist.
What will you learn?
- You will enhance your mathematical subject knowledge, emphasising key areas of maths
- You will plan, teach and reflect on lessons with a mastery approach
- Your school leaders will understand the school-wide structures which enable staff to develop mastery approaches
- You and your school leaders will establish systems to support ongoing professional learning within school
What is the cost?
The Primary Teaching for Mastery - Embedding project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.