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Recruitment now open for Primary Mastery Specialists

The NCETM’s Primary Mastery Specialist Programme is now accepting applications for 2020/21

Recruitment now open for Primary Mastery Specialists
  • Published: 14/05/2020

The NCETM’s Primary Mastery Specialist Programme is now accepting applications for 2020/21. The programme is for primary teachers who want to develop expertise in mastery approaches to teaching maths.

As in previous years, successful applicants will join the Primary Mastery Specialists Programme which is run by the NCETM in conjunction with Maths Hubs. Since this is the sixth year of the programme, there are now hundreds of trained Mastery Specialists already working around the country. As a result, the number of new recruits needed this year varies between hubs, and three hubs, Archimedes NE Maths Hub, Kent and Medway Maths Hub and London South West Maths Hub, are not recruiting at all this year.

The wider Teaching for Mastery Programme launched in 2016 and is funded by the DfE. The objective is to train and maintain a steady ‘workforce’ of around 800 Primary and 600 Secondary Mastery Specialists spread across the country. Collectively, these specialists will pass on their expertise in teaching for mastery to more than 11,000 schools by 2023.

What does the programme involve?

Maths Hubs which are recruiting this year will select a small group of teachers to take part in the development year of the programme during 2020/21. During this time, Mastery Specialists will establish mastery in their own schools. In the following years, they will work with small groups of nearby schools to help them introduce teaching for mastery themselves.

How can you apply?

Download and read the information form. The link to the online application form is at the end of the document. Please remember that Archimedes NE Maths Hub, Kent and Medway Maths Hub and London South West Maths Hub are not accepting applications this year. The closing date for applications is Monday 15 June 2020 at 5pm.

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