Primary Mastery Specialists Programme
Each year the NCETM and Maths Hubs seek to recruit a a cohort of expert primary school teachers to develop and work as Primary Mastery Specialists.
The first year participating teachers will;
Participate in three two-day residential professional development events led by the NCETM.
Broaden their own understanding of and skills in teaching maths for mastery in their own classroom.
Work with colleagues, supported by the headteacher, to develop teaching for mastery approaches across their school, using a range of professional development activity, including regular Teacher Research Group (TRG) meetings.
Lead a pilot TRG with teachers from interested local schools.
Collaborate with the Maths Hub’s leadership and the other Maths Hub Mastery Specialists.
In the second year and beyond the Mastery Specialists will;
Lead Work Groups to develop, embed and sustain teaching for mastery in other schools in their Maths Hub
Continue to develop, embed and sustain teaching for mastery approaches across their own school.
Continue to collaborate with the Maths Hub’s leadership and Mastery Specialists.
In 2022/23 they will attend three days of training to develop their role as Professional Development Leads and obtain NCETM PD Lead Accreditation, if appropriate.
Apply for the 2021/22 cohort by 9am on 28th May 2021
This short video from 2017/18 tells you more about how Mastery Specialists are trained and what their role involves.
Benefits for participating teachers and their schools;
Participating in the programme will provide the following benefits to the Mastery Specialists and their schools:
Mastery Specialists will develop:
- Understanding of the principles of mastery within the context of teaching maths
- Deep subject and pedagogical knowledge of primary maths to support teaching for mastery
- Skills of teaching, planning and assessment in order to effectively support pupils in developing a deep and sustainable understanding (i.e. mastery) of maths
- Professional development leadership skills to support teachers, within their own school and in other schools, to adopt a teaching for mastery approach, including leading Teacher Research Groups.
Mastery Specialists will have the opportunity to work closely with the NCETM central team and the national and local communities of Mastery Specialists.
Mastery Specialists who are not already accredited NCETM PD Leads will be able to gain this accreditation through successful completion of the programme.
The Mastery Specialist’s school will benefit from high quality and sustained support in embedding teaching for mastery across the school.