Monthly Archive: April 2019

Become a Secondary 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.

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.

Apply now to become a Mastery Specialist

Complete the application form (see attached) and have it signed by your headteacher/SLT. Then email it to 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.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

Dear Colleagues,

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

Work Groups  (see application attached for further information)

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

Please feel free to circulate amongst your Secondary networks

Once you have completed the application form attached please return it to:

Lisa Bradshaw- NW Maths Hub 3 Maths Lead

Lindsay Porter- NW Maths Hub 3 Secondary Lead