3) Sustaining Teaching for Mastery - Leadership (1) 2021-22

Wednesday 4 May, Thursday 5 May Various (your school will be placed in a group near to you) - See below:

Next Leadership Workshop  

Date: Wednesday 4th May 2022 & repeated on Thursday 5th May 2022, 9.15am - 11.45am

Locations: Different locations across SHaW Maths Hub including Ross-on-Wye & SE Shropshire (Wednesday) and Ross-on-Wye, Shrewsbury, Telford and Wolverhampton (Thursday)

If face-to-face sessions are not possible, online sessions will take place on the same dates and times.

Overview: a Work Group for the maths leader in each school that has completed one year of the Sustaining programme (2020-2021). The Work Group will focus on issues relevant to maths leaders as they ‘sustain’ and continue to develop Teaching for Mastery approaches across school. Wherever possible, the Work Group will be the same group of schools that have worked together previously. 

NB It is expected that another teacher from the leader’s school will take part in the Lesson Design Work Group. This person may or may not be the teacher selected for the mentoring element of the leadership programme. 

Who: one or two maths/TfM leaders from each school who has completed the one year of Sustaining TfM.  

Where: first session at a TfM Specialist’s school and then hosted by other schools in the Work Group and/or online 

When: one half-day session, on either Wednesday or Thursday morning, each term beginning in October 2021 and ending in June 2022. Dates will be published via Basecamp. 

What: themes for the sessions are likely to include the following but will also reflect current developments. 


Sustaining Teaching for Mastery - Leadership – ‘open’ lessons will feature in most sessions 

Autumn 1

Introductory session at Specialist's school to refine school improvement plans for the forthcoming year including pupil voice surveys, and more information about Lesson Design

Autumn 2  


  • Identifying gaps in children's understanding - formative assessment (anticipating new materials from NCETM) 
    • monitoring the effectiveness of interventions 
    • medium-term planning to reflect formative assessment outcomes 
  • Mentor a colleague: to support with the development of TfM practice in their classroom 



  • Teaching for Mastery practice & pedagogy – justifying and explaining practice to Ofsted and other stakeholders 
  • Leading maths PD in school: lesson study in practice e.g. exploring issues such as underachievement of 'rapid graspers' and mixed age classes 
  • Mentor a colleague: supporting planning through collaboration  



  • Revisit intelligent practice/variation – ‘book looks’ and TfM 
  • Mentor a colleague: watching a lesson to support on-going TfM practice  
  • Measuring impact of TfM 


Who is it for?

One maths/Teaching for Mastery lead from each school, whose school has completed the Developing Teaching for Mastery programme (before 2020-21).

The first session will take place at a Teaching for Mastery Specialist's school and then hosted by other schools in this Work Group and/or online.

One half day session, on either Wednesday or Thursday morning each term, beginning October 2021 and ending June 2022.  Dates will be published via Basecamp.