Primary TfM Mastery Development 2019/20


Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

Information and Application Form for 2019-20


In 2019/20, all Maths Hubs will be running primary mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school, it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school.

The closing date is 10th June 2019 when all applications received will be considered and places allocated. We are looking for 100 Schools and half of these spaces have been allocated already so admit your application as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment.


Application Form Here

Who can apply

The Work Groups are intended for schools that are already committed to using teaching for mastery approaches for primary mathematics. Schools should also have the capacity for engaging in significant development work during 2019/21. Schools that have already begun to engage with teaching for mastery are more likely to be prioritised by the Maths Hub.


There is no charge to schools participating in the Work Group. Each school will receive a £1000 grant towards the cost of the required teacher release time and financial help towards the purchase of textbooks (subject to DfE confirmation.)

How to apply

Schools interested in applying to be part of a Work Group in 2019/20 should complete the application form here and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is the opportunity to engage in the programme with other schools that you already work with, for example as part of an Academy Trust or local cluster of schools. Each school must still make an individual application, but you can indicate on the application form the schools you would like to be placed with.


If you are unsure about applying for this Work Group to start with you can begin with our  Mastery Readiness Work Group.

This project will develop vital skills and practices for schools who have not yet accessed the Teaching for Mastery programme and have an identifiable barrier to them developing TfM across the school. Participant schools will access free workshops and regular high-quality bespoke support of a trained Mastery Readiness Lead and will then get priority to be part of the full Teaching for Mastery Work Groups in Autumn 2020 complete with the associated funding. 

The programme will focus on two key areas first being the development of effective leadership that will remove barriers and put in place structures to support change and teacher professional development in relation to teaching for mastery and second the development of classroom culture and attitudes to mathematics that will support a teaching for mastery approach, both on the part of teachers and their pupils.


If you would like to know more about the Mastery Readiness Programme please email Tara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2018/9 Teacher Research Group Schools

Anston Park Junior School, Park Avenue, Sheffield
Bakewell Infant School, Derbyshire
Bakewell Methodist Junior School, Derbyshire
Bamford Primary School, Derbyshire 
Birdwell Primary School, Barnsley
Birley Spa Primary Academy, Sheffield
Bishop Pursglove CE (VA) Primary School, Derbyshire
Bradwell Junior School, Derbyshire
Brockwell Junior, Derbyshire
Burton Road Primary School, Barnsley
Combs Infant, Derbyshire
Curbar Primary School, Derbyshire
Darton Primary School, Barnsley
Eastwood Village Primary School, Rotherham
Edenthorpe Hall Primary Academ, Doncaster
Great Hucklow Primary, Derbyshire
Greenhill Primary 
Grindleford Primary School, Derbyshire
Hague Bar, Derbyshire
Hayfield Primar, Derbyshire
Heather Garth Primary Academy, Rotherham
High View Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley
Holy Trinity, Barnsley
Hoyland Greenfield Primary School, Barnsley
Hoylandswaine Primary School, Sheffield
Joseph Locke Primary School, Barnsley
Jump Primary Schoo, Barnsley
Kilnhurst Primary School, Rotherham
Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley
Lacewood Primar, Rotherham 
Litton CE (A) Primary School, Derbyshire
Longstone C E Primar, Derbyshire
Lydgate Junior School, Sheffield
Millhouse Primary School, Sheffield
Montagu Academy
Oasis Academy Don Valle, Sheffield
Parkside Primary Academy, Barnsley
Peak Forest Primary, Derbyshire
Queens Road Academy, Barnsley
Shaw Wood Academ, Doncaster
Silkstone Primary School, Barnsley
Springvale primary, Barnsley
St Albans CE Primary Schoo, Rotherham
St Ann's Stocksbridge 
St Josephs, Handsworth 
St Lukes CE Primary School, Derbyshire
St Thomas More Catholic Primar, Sheffield 
St Wilfrids, Sheffield
Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire
Walkeringham Primary, Doncaster
Wellgate Primary School, Barnsley
West Meadows Primary School, Barnsley,

2017/8 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
Dore Primary
East Dene Primary
Eyam CoE Primary
Fox Hill Primary
Hatfield Academy
Herringthorpe Infant School
Hexthorpe Primary Academy
High Hazels Academy
Hinde House 2-16 School : Primary Phase
Hunter's Bar I & J School
Kilnhurst Primary
Kingfisher Primary
Kiveton Park Infant School
Lakeside Primary
Laughton J & I School
Lowfield Community Primary
Lydgate Infant School
Monteney Primary
Our Lady and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Rawmarsh Rosehill Junior School
Rawmarsh Thorogate School
Redscope Primary
St Oswald's Academy
Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary
Thrybergh Fullerton CE Primary Academy
Tinsley Meadows Primary
Toll Bar Primary
Wath C of E Primary School
Waverley Academy
West Road

Wickersley Northfield Primary

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