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Two London heads on engaging with teaching for mastery

Two secondary headteachers describe how they make engaging in professional development activities a matter of policy

Two London heads on engaging with teaching for mastery
  • Published: 12/03/2020

Creating time out of class for secondary teachers to engage in professional development activities, inside and outside their own school, can sometimes be difficult. This episode talks to two headteachers, from neighbouring schools in east London, who make it happen as a matter of policy. For several years, teachers from both schools have been released to take part in Maths Hubs activities, mainly in the area of teaching for mastery.

Show notes

The voices you’ll hear are:

  • Steve McCormack, NCETM Communications team
  • Andy Roberts, Headteacher, Riverside School, Barking
  • Janis Davies, Headteacher, The Sydney Russell School, Dagenham
  • Neel Khokhar, Mastery Specialist, Riverside School, Barking
  • Emmanuel Nanor, Mastery Specialist, The Sydney Russell School, Dagenham

Episode chapters

  • 00:00 – Introduction and school descriptions
  • 02:40 – Broad rationale for engaging with Maths Hub
  • 04:30 – Benefits of teachers being out of class
  • 10:55 – Impacts visible to headteachers
  • 15:10 – The maths teachers’ perspective

If this podcast has sparked your interest, visit our Secondary Mastery Opportunities page to find out how your school can get involved with your local Maths Hub.

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