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

Wednesday 3 November, Thursday 4 November Various (your school will be placed in a group near to you) - See below:

Workshop 2: Weds 3th or Thurs 4th November

Locations: Different locations across SHaW Maths Hub including Ross-on-Wye, SE Shropshire, Shrewsbury, Telford and Wolverhampton.

A Work Group for the maths leader from any school that has previously taken part in Developing Teaching for Mastery (except schools taking part in 2020-21- these schools will join the Embedding Mastery programme). 

The Work Group will focus on issues relevant to maths leaders as they continue to 'embed and sustain' Teaching for Mastery approaches in school.  Wherever possible, the Work Group will be the same group of schools that have worked together previously.

Themes for the sessions are likely to include the following, but will also be amended to reflect current developments:


Sustaining Teaching for Mastery – Leadership (1)

– ‘open’ lessons will feature in most sessions 


  • Action planning including pupil voice surveys; 
  • 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 
  • Leading Mastering Number


  • Using TfM pedagogy and practice to achieve arithmetic proficiency for all children - factual recall/using number facts 
  • Leading Mastering Number


  • Using TfM pedagogy and practice to achieve arithmetic proficiency for all children arithmetic proficiency – developing a range of calculation strategies 
  • Leading Mastering Number

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.