Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups 2021-22
PRIMARY TEACHING FOR MASTERY – DEVELOPMENT
This project is part of the continuing programme to develop teaching for mastery in maths in primary schools.
During the 2021/22 school year, Maths Hubs across England will be working with thousands of primary schools to continue the spread of teaching for mastery across England. The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers to develop best practice in maths in their school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths.
If your school is ready to start developing a teaching for mastery approach, you can join a Work Group starting in the new academic year. Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained Primary Mastery Specialist.
Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups, or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school. Work Groups run for a year initially, with many continuing beyond the first year as mastery is embedded in participants’ schools.
Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.
If you are interested in this programme and would like further information, download the Information and Application Form.
Click here to read more about Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups on the NCETM Website.