NCP18-11b Intervention in a Primary Teaching for Mastery Context

Whole class teaching is becoming embedded across schools using a teaching for mastery approach. This Work Group, consisting of teachers from local schools, will consider different models of intervention in a mastery context to ensure that mathematics teaching has maximum impact for all children. The participants will use case studies and research to inform their practice and build on the work of last year’s national project, contributing to an evidence base around which models work best. Schools will trial a model of their choice and will document their observations.

The programme will run over three dates consisting of two full days and one half day, held at The Village Hotel Newcastle, 10 The Silverlink N, West Allotment, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 0BY

30th November 2018 (09:30 to 16:00) /  22nd March 2019 (09:30 – 12:00) /  27th June 2019 (09:30 – 16:00) (originally 11th July 2019)

To apply please download and submit the application form below and return it to by Monday 12th November 2018.

If successful you will be contacted the week commencing 19/11/18

Who is this for?
This Work Group is looking for teachers who lead maths and/or lead intervention in their schools. Schools should have begun to commit to teaching for mastery development, ideally having been part of a teaching for mastery Work Group previously. The school should have at least 2 classes or year groups where teaching for mastery is embedded.


What is involved?
Teachers in the Work Group will choose an intervention model to trial within their school. Over the course of the year, the Work Group will collaborate to critique, develop and evaluate their chosen model(s) to feed into the national project’s conclusions regarding effective models for same-day intervention.

Teachers will develop their knowledge, using case studies and research to choose an intervention model within a teaching for mastery context, which they will trial in school. Through contribution to the national evaluation, findings from teachers’ classroom-based research will form part of a national picture of best models for intervention.

Schools will review the impact of their current practice and have the opportunity to explore other models to help fulfil the “expectation that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace” (National Curriculum for Mathematics, 2014). Swift and timely interventions will enable most pupils to ‘keep up’, reducing the need for ‘catch up’ interventions.


For more information about the programme 18-11b TfM (Primary) Intervention Info Sheet

To apply Intervention in a Mastery Context Application-Form

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