Secondary Teaching for Mastery

Development Work Groups

Recruitment for 2020/21 is now open, with Work Groups planning to start work from November 2020.

What is involved?

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.

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 teachers with the commitment, experience and authority to lead developmental work across the department. It requires the support of your headteacher or a member of SLT.

What is the cost?

The Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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 department

Maths Hubs are therefore now looking to recruit schools and their maths departments to participate in this exciting and innovative project as members of these Mastery Development Work Groups. The application form is here.

For more information about Teaching for Mastery, please visit the NCETM website.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Leads:

Darroch Allden:darroch@cambridgemathshub.org

Charmayne Leggett: charmayne@cambridgemathshub.org

Teaching for Mastery in secondary schools