Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths. Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.
Since 2015 the NCETM and Maths Hubs have recruited more than 5,000 schools to participate in the programme and by summer 2019 nearly 700 Mastery Specialists were trained to be expert classroom practitioners in their own schools. Then once trained, Mastery Specialists work within other schools in Teaching for Mastery Work Groups.
Below you will find both the Primary Teaching for Mastery pathway and the Secondary Teaching for Mastery pathway. Use the diagrams to determine where you school's journey starts. (click/tap the diagram to show a larger version with more detail of each step of the journey.