NCP19-15 Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups

Participate in the Maths Hub Secondary Teaching for Mastery programme in 2019-20.

Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can join a Work Group. You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise.

The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, working closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery.

Mastery Advocates will begin to work in their own classrooms and then with teachers within their own departments to embed these principles and practices with the support of the specialist. Work will initially begin in Key Stage 3, but it is intended that this will extend to Key Stage 4.

Work will be bespoke for each department, tailored to the needs of the teachers and their own stages of development, but is likely to include:

  • Mastery Specialists leading professional development sessions with the four Mastery Advocates (2 from each school) to enable them to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery
  • Mastery Specialists supporting the Advocates to enable them to run professional development sessions for their department colleagues; this could include shared planning (and possibly co-leading) of sessions, with the intention that the Advocates take the leading role in working with their departments
  • Advocates observing the secondary Mastery Specialist in the Specialist’s own school
  • The Mastery Specialist observing and giving feedback to Advocates – this might be of, and following, a lesson, a professional development session, a departmental meeting or a planning meeting
  • Joint planning of individual lessons, sequences of lessons or longer units of work
  • Mastery Specialists working alongside Advocates to support other departmental members, as appropriate
  • Mastery Specialists working alongside Advocates to develop schemes of work and other departmental systems and structures to allow for a full teaching for mastery approach.

This opportunity is suitable for all maths teachers, from NQTs to Heads of Department. It requires the support of your headteacher/a member of SLT.

To apply as a Mastery Advocate School – Download this Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Group – Information and application 2019-20

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