Secondary Teaching for Mastery - Get involved!

 

Heard about teaching for mastery? Interested in high quality professional development?

We have opportunities available now for you and your department to get involved.

 

Whether you want to take a teaching for mastery approach in your own classroom and department, or introduce mastery in both your own school and beyond, we have a CPD opportunity for you. The NCETM and Maths Hubs are offering a range of funded professional development activities.

 

Work Groups

Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (Mastery Advocates) to join a Work Group. You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, as well as receiving bespoke support.

In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group you will:

  • collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice
  • get individual school support and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME)
  • take away ideas to help your students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A levels
  • introduce and embed teaching for mastery in your classroom and departmen

 

Mastery Advocates

The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. Initially you will be part of a Work Group for a year. You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist. Beyond this, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.

This opportunity is suitable for all maths teachers, from NQTs to Heads of Department. It requires the support of your headteacher/a member of SLT.

 

The Mastery Specialist Programme

Teachers who want to become experts in teaching for mastery and work towards taking it beyond their own schools can train to become Mastery Specialists. This role involves receiving fully funded training from experts, developing expertise, and then supporting others.

The programme:

  • Year One: you attend three residential training events and concentrate on your own classroom teaching.
  • Year Two: you help spread mastery teaching approaches across your department.
  • Year Three: you support two other local schools along the same route. 

All the time, you keep in touch with counterparts across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

As part of the Mastery Specialist programme, you will also work to achieve NCETM PD Lead status.

 

For further information about any of these opportunities please visit the NCETM website.