Primary Projects 2019-20

Teaching for Mastery – what is happening in primary maths, and what next? : Click here to read a summary report of the development and impact of the NCETM/Maths Hubs Primary Teaching for Mastery Programme at the end of the 2018/19 academic year.

Code Project Description Booking
NCP 19-09 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. Each Maths Hub has a team of Primary Mastery Specialists who have taken part in national training. Each of these specialists leads a group of 6 or 7 schools in developing their approach to teaching for mastery, through collaborative CPD and bespoke in-school support. Primary teachers interested in developing mastery in their school are invited to join this exciting large-scale project.
 NCP 19-10 Primary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Groups Teachers and schools who took part in mastery development Work Groups in 2018/19 can continue to embed mastery by joining this project. Ongoing support and professional development are available as schools embed teaching for mastery in every classroom, and secure a whole-school approach to sustained change in maths.
NCP 19-11 Mastery Readiness Work Groups This project will develop consistent approaches to vital skills and practices for schools not yet in a position to access the main teaching for mastery Work Groups. Participant schools will access free workshops and regular high-quality bespoke support from a trained Mastery Readiness Lead. They will then get priority to participate in Teaching for Mastery Work Groups (see above) in Autumn 2020, complete with the associated funding.
 NCP 19-12 Lesson Design: Depth of learning for all (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue) The project will focus on designing effective lesson plans. It will make use of key resources such as the Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials and textbooks in planning that embeds a mastery approach. For schools that have taken up the textbook funding, this project will provide the opportunity to reflect on how they can be best used to support teachers, through the planning process, to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge.
 NCP 19-13 Intervention in a mastery context (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue) This project will consider different models of intervention in a teaching for mastery context to ensure that maths teaching has maximum impact for all children. Teachers and leaders will further their understanding of teaching for mastery by using case studies to inform their practice. They will trial an intervention model of their choice, and will document their observations to share with others.
 NCP 19-14 Mixed age planning in the context of teaching for mastery (Primary teaching for mastery focused issue) The project will involve the trialling and reviewing of a range of approaches to deal with the issue of planning for mixed age classes in a mastery context. Participants will explore current work and case studies from the Work Groups which have previously looked at this issue. Teachers will be able to engage with the approaches in their own schools and evaluate the impact on pupils. The Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials will underpin the work and provide a structure for planning.
NCP 19-18 Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups Teachers from different phases will work together to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. Participants will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.
 NCP 19-24 Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programme Primary teachers and teaching assistants wishing to develop enhanced mathematical subject knowledge to improve their maths teaching are invited to take part in this project. Participants will develop deeper, more connected understanding of topics on the primary maths curriculum. They will also explore how children learn mathematical concepts and ways to support this. The approaches developed will be consistent with teaching for mastery.
NCP 19-01 Primary Mastery Specialists Programme (Cohort 5) This project is for primary teachers who wish to develop their knowledge and expertise in mastery so they can support teachers in their own and other schools. It involves three two-day residential training sessions and gap tasks which are completed between sessions. Mastery Specialists work in their hub area to support other schools looking to introduce mastery. Recruitment to this programme closed on 20 May 2019
 NCP 19-05 NCETM Accredited PD Lead Programme This ongoing work in all Maths Hubs is for teachers involved in leading the professional development of colleagues and seeking to gain accreditation as an NCETM Accredited Professional Development Lead. Participants will take part in three face-to-face days (bespoke to primary) over the course of 2019/20. The round of applications for 2019 has now closed
 NCP 19-06 Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme Mathematics SLEs (or aspiring SLEs) participating in this project will be supported in developing their approaches to maths school improvement work. The project will provide a regional support programme for participants through termly workshops and an online community. The round of applications for 2019 has now closed