The primary mastery specialist programme began in 2015/6 but following an announcement in July 2016 by schools minister Nick Gibb the scope of this programme has increased dramatically.
Each hub began with four specialists and train four more each year and will continue this trend until 2020. Each specialist will mentor six or seven schools over the period of a year. The trainee specialists will focus on their school development for a year and then take on schools of their own to mentor.
This mentorship willl consist of Teacher Research Groups that involve the group visiting the specialist school collaboratively planning, observing and reflecting on the practices of teaching for mastery. Funding from the DfE via the maths hubs will contribute to the cover required for these TRGs to take place.
A teacher research group is an ongoing vehicle for collaborative professional development within a school or across a group of schools with the specific prupose of supporting classroom practice, subject knowledge and professional practice of all the teachers involved.
Many schools have already begun to undertake teaching for mastery development within their schools and are encouraged to engage in the teacher research group strategy of development. To support the schools that have completed the year of mentoring with a specialists SYMH provide further support for schools to continue their ongoing development.
How does my school benefit from this?
Specailsts will receive national training to support their school and subsequently other local schools
TRG participating schools will work alongside specialists in teacher research groups for one year.
SYMH will facilitate an opportunity for schools to participate in the "roadmap" introductory programme prior to the national training to allow colleagues to begin to address teaching for mastery issues and pronciples within their own schools
Non-participating schools can access the resource materials produced locally and nationally to explore aspects of teaching for mastery
How can I engage with this work group?
Cohort 1 Teaching for Mastery Specialists
Jon Brailey, Wath Central, Rotherham
Sarah Holman, Porter Croft, Sheffield
Vicki John-Lewis, Hayfield Lane, Doncaster
Cohort 2 Teaching for Mastery Specialists
Jodie Burgin, St John the Baptist, Barnsley
Michelle Knott, Wombwell Park Street, Barnsley
Gemma Briggs, St Anns, Rotherham
Paul Brannigan, Wath Victoria, Rotherham
Raajini Sritharan, St Thomas of Canterbury, Sheffield
Cohort 3 Teaching for Mastery Specialists
Ben Burrell, Byron Wood, Sheffield
Hannah Hurford, Eyam, Derbyshire
Kieran Taylor, Owler Brook, Sheffield
Jennifer Netwon-Smith, Broom Valley, Rotherham
Liam Petitt, Hoyland Springwood, Barnsley
2016/7 Teacher Research Group Schools
|Anston Hillcrest Primary|
|Anston Park Infant School|
|Athersley North Primary|
|Athersley South Primary|
|Barnburgh Primary school|
|Bentley High Street Primary|
|Blackburn Primary School|
|Bramley-Sunnyside Infant School|
|Brinsworth Howarth Primary|
|Brinsworth Manor Jr School|
|Canklow Woods Primary|
|East Dene Primary|
|Eyam CoE Primary|
|Fox Hill Primary|
|Herringthorpe Infant School|
|Hexthorpe Primary Academy|
|High Hazels Academy|
|Hinde House 2-16 School : Primary Phase|
|Hunter's Bar I & J School|
|Kiveton Park Infant School|
|Laughton J & I School|
|Lowfield Community Primary|
|Lydgate Infant School|
|Our Lady and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School|
|Rawmarsh Rosehill Junior School|
|Rawmarsh Thorogate School|
|St Oswald's Academy|
|Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary|
|Thrybergh Fullerton CE Primary Academy|
|Tinsley Meadows Primary|
|Toll Bar Primary|
|Wath C of E Primary School|
|Wickersley Northfield Primary|