Sustaining 2017-18 TfM Work Groups

Schools who were part of a Work Group supported by a primary Mastery Specialist in the academic year 2017-2018 are encouraged to take part in this project. Each Work Group will be able to access £4000 to support schools to participate. The Work Groups aim to ensure that momentum gained in 2017/18 is sustained and that schools involved can support one another in building effective structures to embed teaching for mastery.

This project continues to support 12 schools and 44 participants in schools in Sussex who have already adopted a mastery approach through working with the Hub in the last few years. It specifically considers how school leadership can support mastery approaches and further develops teachers and leaders understanding of mastery. The schools are supported with visits, workshops and meetings to share practice.

This will hopefully open to new schools in 2019/20.

For more information please contact the project lead:

Strand 1: Training (2 day course)


Westdene Primary School,
Brighton BN1 5GN

Day 1 – Friday 9 November
Day 2 – Thursday 22 November

09:30 – 15:00

This course is open to schools that have taken part in a NCETM Teaching for Mastery Teacher Research Group

Some schools have reported that they would appreciate support inducting new staff into the principles of mastery as they may have joined schools after key INSET has taken place. In view of this we are able to offer each school a free training place on our two day ‘Introduction to Mastery’ course. (Supply cover would be met by each school.) This training course has been highly evaluated by previous participants and there will be the opportunity to tailor the course to the needs of the participants where possible.

Lunch and refreshments are included.

Strand 2: Leadership Triads


St. Paul’s Catholic College,
Jane Murray Way,
Burgess Hill RH15 8GA

Monday 12 November

13:00 – 16:00

This course is open to schools that have taken part in a NCETM Teaching for Mastery Teacher Research Group

The second strand will focus on strategic school embedding of the principles of Teaching for Mastery and focus on leadership development and succession planning. We are inviting the two lead teachers from our teacher research groups to link with two other schools to form triads. After an initial training session to equip them with the tools they need to support self-evaluation and action planning, the teachers will be given funded time to take part in hosting a visit from the partner schools and taking part in a triad at two other schools. It is envisaged that each visit will take half a day. The triads would meet three times between November and June.

The triad visits will enable colleagues taking part to gain valuable feedback on their own teaching and planning from like-minded peers and to use an ‘action learning set’ type model of sharing best practice and finding potential solutions to any issues they have or may face.