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New podcast: how mastery is being introduced into secondary school maths

Created on 11 May 2018 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 11 May 2018 by ncetm_administrator

In the latest NCETM podcast, two maths teachers discuss their involvement with the expanding Maths Hubs programme that is introducing teaching for mastery into secondary schools across England.

Frances Carr, Maths Hub Lead of Surrey Plus Maths Hub, and Simon Petri, a secondary Mastery Specialist based at a school in Woking in Surrey, explain how the programme began two years ago in 140 secondary schools, and is now going through an expansion phase where hundreds more schools are being recruited.

The picture painted during the discussion is one where teachers across the country share experiences in their own classrooms and departments, contributing to a gradual exercise that is researching what teaching for mastery looks like in the secondary school setting.

“We are trying to give the students a flexibility with their (maths) knowledge,” says Simon.

Find out how the programme has changed the classroom practice of some of Simon’s colleagues here.

If you’d like to apply to become a secondary Mastery Specialist, find out how here.

Read about other Maths Hubs' work in the secondary phase in Issue 146 of our Secondary Magazine.

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