We have a growing number of NCETM trained, Secondary Teaching for Mastery Specialists, who this year have been working with a small number of departments and schools to further develop mastery teaching.
This project nationally, is expanding its work in 2018-19, and each of our Secondary Mastery Specialists are now offering support to schools, working intensively with two secondary mathematics departments, to develop teaching for mastery.
We are now recruiting schools and their maths departments to participate in this exciting and innovative project. Each department will receive £2000 to enable the department to work with the Secondary Mastery Specialist. The programme will begin early in the Autumn term.
What are the benefits for participating schools?
The Work Groups provide an opportunity for your school to engage in high-quality, sustained, collaborative professional development and participate in an important national project. The aim of these groups is to support participating teachers in developing teaching for mastery in their own classroom and across their department and to support the setting up of Teacher Research Groups (TRGs) in the participant schools. (Teacher Research Groups will comprise several or all members of the mathematics department and will typically explore aspects of pedagogy to determine what works well for them). As this is a pilot year, it will also be important to learn lessons about the design and planning of TRG activities so that the processes can be refined for future use.