This Work Group forms part of an overall Teaching for Mastery Programme designed to develop secondary mathematics departments that are well-led, high-performing and provide high quality professional development through collaborative working.
Two teachers from each of the Work Group schools will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments. They will work closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery and will be encouraged and supported to work with teachers within their own departments to develop and refine these principles and practices.
If your department is interested in developing confident mathematicians with deep, connected understanding in your classes, apply to participate in a SHaW Maths Hub Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Group for 2021-22. The Work Groups are funded, highly regarded, collaborative professional development opportunities for participants, with £2000 funding to lead collaborative improvement across the whole department.
Secondary Teaching for Mastery Specialist Teachers, based in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wolverhampton.
The Work Group is suitable for all Secondary Maths departments, irrespective of whether you have setting or mixed attainment classes. At least one of the two participants, or 'mastery advocates', should have responsibility to lead development across the department, ideally as subject leader or second in department. It is crucial that they have the full support of the head of department and headteacher, and that mechanisms are in place to enable development as outlined in the outcomes below.
In some of the Mastery Advocates’ classes:
Departmental policies and approaches
Mastery Advocates (alongside subject leaders) will:
Mastery Advocates will:
Mastery Advocates (with the support of subject leaders) will:
Mastery Advocates will:
Subject leaders and some teachers will:
Most of the time will be spent with the specialist working alongside and supporting the Advocates in developing their own and their colleagues’ practice, and their department’s structures and systems. This will include a comination of direct support and working alongside colleagues from another school, to include:
Participation is FREE.
Funding for the year is £2000 per school with two teachers participating, attending all workshops.
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