In 2018-19, all Maths Hubs will be running primary mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school. Each Maths Hub is now seeking to recruit schools for Work Groups, each involving six or seven schools. This document gives information about the Work Groups and how schools can apply to be involved. The closing date for application’s has now been extended inline with the National recruitment drive. The deadline is now THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018
Since 2014, The NCETM and Maths Hubs have been working together to develop approaches to teaching for mastery within primary mathematics. This has been partly informed by the teaching of mathematics in high performing South East Asian jurisdictions. In the last three years the NCETM and Maths Hubs recruited teachers to participate in a Mastery Specialists development programme. Once trained Mastery Specialists work with other schools in teaching for mastery workgroups.
The Teaching for Mastery Work Groups
Each Work Group will be led by one of the Maths Hub’s Mastery Specialists and involve six or seven primary schools. During the year, they will work closely together to introduce and develop approaches to teaching for mastery. The Work Group activity will include:
Benefits for participating schools
Participating in the Work Group will provide the following benefits to participant schools:
Who can apply
The Work Groups are intended for schools that are already committed to using teaching for mastery approaches for primary mathematics. Schools should also have the capacity for engaging in significant development work during 2018-20. Schools that have already begun to engage with teaching for mastery are more likely to be prioritised by the Maths Hub.
Expectations of participating schools
Schools chosen to participate in the Work Group commit to the following expectations:
There is no charge to schools participating in the Work Group. Each school will receive a £1000 grant towards the cost of the required teacher release time and £2000 matched funding for the purchase of textbooks.
How to apply
Schools interested in applying to be part of a Work Group in 2018-19 should download the information and application pack (link above) and submit to the Great North Maths Hub by email to email@example.com
Deadline for Applications is Thursday 17th May 2018. Applicants will be advised no later than 26th May whether or not they have been successful.
The two lead teachers and head teacher from the successful schools MUST be able to attend the programme launch event at the Newcastle Gosforth Marriott Hotel on Tuesday 19th June.
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