Secondary opportunities with the Great North Maths Hub

We have opportunities available now for you and your department to get involved.

Whether you want to take a teaching for mastery approach in your own classroom and department, or introduce mastery in both your own school and beyond, we have a CPD opportunity for you. The NCETM and Maths Hubs are offering funded professional development activities, available from September 2020.


Mastery Advocate Work Group

This is our DEVELOPMENT programme.  It will involve 2 teachers from your school.

The Mastery Advocate programme is for secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery.   The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. In the first year you will be part of a Work Group, led by a Secondary Mastery Specialist, of locally-based teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise.  You will also get bespoke in-school support from your Mastery Specialist. 

This opportunity is suitable for all maths teachers, from NQTs to Heads of Department. It requires the support of your headteacher or your senior leadership link person.

After year one you will progress into the EMBEDDING programme.

Download the information and application pack for NCP20-13 here NCP20-13 Information and application 2020-21


Mastery Embedding Work Group

This is our EMBEDDING programme.  It will involve 2 teachers from your school and a commitment from the department as a whole.


If your school has already taken part in the development programme then you are eligible to apply for the embedding programme.  This is your second year working with your Mastery Specialist to carry on developments in the maths department. Your own mastery advocates will lead this in your school, working closely with your department and the advocates from partner schools nearby.  This is a fully funded work group. The project is linked to the SUSTAINING programme and you will also benefit from working with schools now on the third year of their mastery journey.

After year two you will then move onto the SUSTAINING programme.

We are still awaiting the information and application pack for this programme, however you can find a project summary here NCP20-14 Project Summary


Mastery Sustaining Work Group

This is our SUSTAINING programme and brings together schools on their second, third or fourth year of developing teaching for mastery.

If this is your third year of your mastery journey, you join this work group and share your developments with other schools. Now you are at the sustaining phase of your mastery work.  In your second year, as an embedding school, you will automatically have membership of this work group in order to learn from the wider and more experienced participants.  This work group refines the systems already in place in your school and helps you to sustain your teaching for mastery curriculum approaches.  You will be encouraged to develop a collaborative approach to the professional development that your staff still need as they hone their mathematical pedagogy.  Your mastery advocates will be working with your Mastery Specialist to create those bespoke training opportunities and to share the very best practice from your local partner schools.  The Mastery Specialist’s own school will also be part of this work group.


We are still awaiting the information and application pack for this programme, however you can find a project summary here NCP20-15  Project Summary



Mastery Specialist Programme

This is our MASTERY SPECIALIST programme for one teacher from your school to become a leader in teaching for mastery in mathematics.


The Mastery Specialist programme is for those maths teachers who want to become an expert in teaching for mastery and work towards supporting other schools.  This is a three-year professional development journey; During year one you attend three residential training events and concentrate on your own classroom teaching; year two focuses on your department and developing you as a leader of professional development; and in year three you support two local schools as they start their journey towards teaching for mastery.  In this role you will receive fully funded training from Maths Hubs and NCETM experts.  We recruit to this work group in the spring and early summer, so if you have missed the deadline for this year, please join our mailing list to be notified when the next cohort opens.

Please read this information pack Information Pack and then follow the link to submit your application (via online google form).

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