Primary Teaching for Mastery - Get involved!
Are you a primary teacher interested in developing confident mathematicians in your class? Do you want to take part in high-quality, collaborative CPD which benefits you and your school? Join a Teaching for Mastery Work Group near you.
During the academic year Maths Hubs across England will work with thousands of primary schools to continue the spread of teaching for mastery across England.
The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers like you to develop best practice in maths in your school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths.
What does the opportunity involve?
Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained primary Mastery Specialist.
Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups, or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school. Work Groups run for a year initially, with many continuing beyond the first year as mastery is embedded in participants’ schools.
Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.
Places are available for state-funded primary schools in England to become part of this programme from September 2020. Two teachers from each participant school will attend six half-day meetings during the school year, and lead teaching for mastery development in their own school.
There is no charge for participation in the programme and schools receive £1000 as a contribution to cover costs. They are also eligible to claim financial help towards the cost of buying maths textbooks.
In order to express interest in this Work Group, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org