Primary Teaching for Mastery

Opportunities

Mastery Readiness

Fully Recruited for 2020/21

Take a stepping stone into the Teaching for Mastery Programme

Primary

Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

This project is part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in maths in primary schools.

Primary

Primary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Groups

Spaces available for 2020/21

A project designed to support schools in their second year of teaching for mastery

Primary

Primary Teaching for Mastery Sustaining Work Groups

A project designed to support schools in their second year of teaching for mastery

Primary

Additional Primary

Work Groups

Who is it for?

Teachers of pupils at KS1 and KS2 who would like to develop Mastery pedagogy in their school.

What are the intended outcomes?

For the school:

  • Strong leadership and management of mathematics;

  • Strong classroom practice throughout;

  • A clear set of principles, policies, practices and systems (including curriculum and staffing / timetable developments) which embody a mastery curriculum and a teaching for mastery approach;

  • Systems to support ongoing professional learning established;

  • High levels of achievement in mathematics.
     

For the lead teachers:

  • Enhanced mathematics subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on progression within key areas of mathematics;

  • A deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies related to teaching for mastery;

  • Effective teaching, planning and assessment which support a teaching for mastery approach;

  • An appreciation of and commitment to the importance of embedded, collaborative professional development structures in the school to support deep and sustainable professional learning and practice;

  • Effective support for other teachers in their own school in developing teaching for mastery approaches.

  • The development of whole school policies and structures to support teaching for mastery.
     

For other teachers in the school:

  • Enhanced mathematics subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on progression within key areas of mathematics;

  • A deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies related to teaching for mastery;

  • Effective teaching, planning and assessment which support a teaching for mastery approach.
     

For the head teacher:

  • A deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies related to teaching for mastery;

  • An appreciation of and commitment to the importance of embedded, collaborative professional development structures in the school to support deep and sustainable professional learning and practice.
     

For the pupils:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the mathematical ideas they are taught so that they fully meet the aims of the National Curriculum (i.e. fluency, reasoning and problem solving);

  • Show a positive attitude towards mathematics, enjoy learning the subject and demonstrate a growth mind-set.

What will it involve?

Many teachers across the Hub region are becoming interested in understanding the principles and pedagogies underpinning teaching for mastery. For this to develop from individual enthusiasms to long term, sustainable, whole-school developments there is a need to engage such teachers in practice-based professional development activity, consideration of leadership and management issues and (together with the head teacher) the development of whole-school systems. To achieve this sustainability, an important element of this Work Group is to support the development of the whole school staff as well as the individual Primary Mastery Specialist.

What is the cost?

No Cost

London Thames Maths Hub 

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