2019/20 Primary Mastery Readiness

MASTERY READINESS PROGRAMME 2019-2020

 

In the last four years, the NCETM and Maths Hubs have trained hundreds of primary teachers as Mastery Specialists, and thousands of schools have been helped by these specialists to start introducing mastery approaches in their maths lessons. This is called the Teaching for Mastery programme and it is set to continue for several more years.
But not all schools, for a variety of reasons, are ready to take that big step into a formal development programme in one leap. That is why there is now a Mastery Readiness Programme: a programme of training and bespoke support, which aims to provide a stepping stone to take schools, after a year, into the ‘main’ Teaching for Mastery Programme. This is an opportunity to receive two years in total of quality professional development for your school.

 

Further information and an application form are available here:

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Information and Application

MASTERY READINESS PROGRAMME 2019-2020

  • The programme, led by a Mastery Readiness Lead from the Sussex Maths Hub, runs from late Autumn 2019 until Summer 2020.
  • Your school will be part of a group of no more than seven schools working together.

SEVERAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

  • The maths lead and another teacher will attend training events throughout the year, averaging out at two per term.

REGULAR BESPOKE SUPPORT VISITS

  • Free and regular bespoke support visits from the Mastery Readiness Lead to your school to work with staff.

FUNDING

  • There is no charge from the Maths Hubs for participation in the programme for either the workshop events or the support in your school. Your commitment would be to release two teachers to engage in all events and to being given the opportunity to disseminate good practice to the rest of your staff.

BENEFITS

  • The training includes an introduction to mastery, how to prepare a school to be ready to implement teaching for mastery, initial steps, both in leadership and in classroom teaching, and strategies to overcome potential barriers.
  • Support for the head teacher in addressing leadership issues related to mathematics and contributing to raising standards.
  • Opportunity to work closely with other schools also developing mastery readiness.

YOUR COMMITMENT

Participation in this programme requires a commitment from the head teacher to take the first steps towards whole school change in maths teaching and learning.