Teaching for Mastery in Maths: Opportunities for Secondary Schools

Heard about teaching for mastery? Interested in high quality professional development?

Come along to our information event on 21st March, 3.30pm – 5.30pm  Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn

Email laura.greener@ntlp.org.uk to book a place. Or if you can’t make it, read on for more information……………………………………………………………………….

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 2019.

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.

In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group you will:

  • collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice
  • take away ideas to help your students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A levels
  • introduce and embed teaching for mastery in your classroom and department
  • get input and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME).

Mastery Advocates

The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. Initially you will be part of a Work Group for a year. You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist. Beyond this, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.

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

or Perhaps you are interested in becoming a Mastery Specialist? 

Want to become an expert in teaching for mastery and work towards taking it beyond your own school? Train to become a Mastery Specialist. In this role you will receive fully funded training from experts, develop your own expertise, and then support others.










The programme

  • Year One: you attend three residential training events and concentrate on your own classroom teaching.
  • Year Two: you help spread mastery teaching approaches across your department.
  • Year Three: you support two other local schools along the same route.

All the time, you keep in touch with counterparts across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

As part of the Mastery Specialist programme, you will also work to achieve NCETM PD Lead status.

The people

If you want to apply to be a Mastery Specialist, you should be:

  • A strong classroom practitioner
  • Passionate about the power of teaching for mastery
  • Keen to work beyond your own school
  • Able to commit to a three-year programme
  • Supported by your headteacher/SLT.

Learn more

Hear from Mastery Specialist in our videos. Find out more about mastery in our case studies. And take a look at the Mastery Specialist programme in more detail in this diagram.

Apply now to become a Mastery Specialist

Complete the application form and have it signed by your headteacher/SLT. Then email it to mathshubs@ncetm.org.uk. We will allocate your application to your local hub, who will keep in touch with you as it is processed. Make sure you submit your application to us by 5pm on April 26 2019.

Download the Application Pack

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