Primary Teaching for Mastery - Sustaining

Support for schools to make teaching for mastery 'business as usual'

This is for primary schools who have previously been involved in a Development or Embedding Work Group, or who are Mastery Specialist schools.

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?

Schools will have previously participated in a Development Work Group and might have received support for embedding mastery. Participating schools must show strong commitment from their leadership for sustaining mastery approaches, and for most teachers to have already started using these.

Each school will have a lead participant in the Work Group, normally the maths lead. At different points in the year, other teachers will also participate.

What is involved?

Sustaining Work Groups are a permanent form of support where schools can focus on continued improvement, consistency and refinement of teaching for mastery. Teachers, maths leads and headteachers are all involved, looking at collaborative planning and subject knowledge development. The expectation is that schools remain in a Sustaining Work Group for many years to come.

What will you learn?

  • You and your school will enhance your mathematical subject knowledge, emphasising key areas of maths
  • You and your school will plan, teach and reflect on lessons with a mastery approach
  • You and your school 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 - Sustaining project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

What should you do next?

Get in touch with your local Maths Hub to find out about more about this opportunity.

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Can I take part?

Contact your hub to find out about eligibility

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