17 May 2018
The NCETM and Maths Hubs are recruiting secondary schools to join a free professional development programme, led by established Mastery Specialists, from September 2018.
The programme will enable school mathematics departments to introduce and embed a teaching for mastery approach. Already successful in thousands of primary schools, teaching for mastery promotes deep mathematical understanding and creates confident mathematicians.
Participating schools will become part of a national project and part of local Work Groups, collaborating with other schools to develop and share best practice. Each Work Group is led by a Secondary Mastery Specialist. Mastery Specialists are school-based teachers who have already successfully developed teaching for mastery in their own schools and been trained to work with other schools in introducing the same approaches.
Each school that is successful in being accepted on the programme will select two ‘Mastery Advocates’ from their mathematics department. These teachers will have the opportunity to work closely with the Mastery Specialist from their local Maths Hub, receiving a bespoke programme of support in their own school.
There is no charge to participating schools to participate in this Work Group, which is funded by the Maths Hub. In addition, each participating school will receive £2000 to help pay for the Mastery Advocates’ release time and for work within the maths department.
How to Apply
Read the detailed information and expression of interest form and send it to your local Maths Hub (contact details on the form). Your hub will then handle the application process to fit its own timeline.
NOTE: some Maths Hubs have now recruited their full quota of schools for this work, while others are still accepting applications. Please check with your local Maths Hub before spending time writing and submitting an application. However these opportunities will be offered again in spring 2019, for the school year 2019-20.