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2) Teaching for Mastery Embedding to Sustaining - Online

Tuesday 14 December, Thursday 17 February, Monday 28 March, Monday 25 April, Monday 27 June Online


If you have previously been involved in the Secondary Mastery Programme with SHaW Maths Hub, you are eligible to apply to join our Embedding to Sustaining Programme for 2021/22. All teachers that participated in Embedding or Sustaining in 2020/21 and TfM Specialists (Cohorts 1-4) will automatically be enrolled with the option to let us know if you would like to select different teachers from your department to participate this year. Please do get in touch if you are unsure of your eligibility. 


The focus of this Work Group will be on supporting participants to meet and work collaboratively with other local schools who have a shared experience of Teaching for Mastery.

Tuesday 14th Dec 3.45pm-4.45pm (online launch)

Thursday 17th Feb 1pm-3:30pm

Monday 28th March 9am -11:30am

Monday 25th April 1pm-3:30pm

Monday 27th June 9am -11:30am

This Work Group will be primarily online but there is also the possibility of arranging school visits with other Teaching for Mastery Specialists and Advocates at mutually convenient times.

Who will be leading the group?

The Work Group will be facilitated by Natalie Burton. Natalie is one of the Assistant Maths Hub Leads (Secondary) for SHaW Maths Hub and an accredited NCETM PD lead. She has previously led Work Groups as a Teaching for Mastery Specialist across the Developing, Embedding and Embedding to Sustaining phases.

Who is it for?

This Work Group is for schools who have previously been involved in the Maths Hub’s Secondary Teaching for Mastery Programme. They may have completed the Developing or Embedding phase, or may be the host schools for Cohort 1-4 Secondary Mastery Specialists.

What are the intended outcomes?

Pupil outcomes

In almost all teachers’ classes:

  • pupils will develop a deep, secure and connected understanding of the maths they are learning
  • pupils achieve both conceptual and procedural understanding
  • pupils attain high levels of achievement in maths
  • pupils enjoy maths lessons and have a positive attitude to learning the subject.

Departmental policies and approaches

Mastery Advocates and subject leaders will:

  • share a common vision, culture and set of principles which support teaching for mastery across the department (as outlined in the Secondary TfM themes and principles document)
  • ensure that schemes of work are well established and provide support for teaching for mastery across the department
  • develop a coherent and ambitious action plan focused on the needs of pupils and teachers
  • ensure that there are approaches in place to support the work of all members of the department through continuing professional development and collaborative working.

Practice development

Mastery Advocates and subject leaders will:

  • lead and manage their department effectively to promote and develop teaching for mastery approaches across the department
  • develop a coherent and connected curriculum which promotes teaching for mastery
  • develop collaborative ways of working within the department (and across schools) to support ongoing developments.

Professional learning

Mastery Advocates and the subject leader will:

  • have a clear understanding of the leadership and management skills required to enable them to effectively promote and develop teaching for mastery approaches within their own departments
  • understand the principles and practices behind the creation of a coherent and connected curriculum which promotes teaching for mastery
  • understand the benefits of collaborative professional development for sustained development of professional knowledge and practice within a department.

What is the cost?

Participation is free.


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