Secondary Teaching for Mastery

What is Secondary Teaching for Mastery?


The Secondary Teaching for Mastery at Key Stage 3 is a Work Group which aims to develop a Key Stage 3 curriculum which embeds a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

Teaching for Mastery Work Groups are available for teachers looking to introduce or embed mastery approach in their department. Nationally trained Secondary Mastery Specialists will work with groups of schools to help them develop a mastery approach, as well as providing bespoke in-school support.

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. After your schools first year in the programme you continue to move through the programmes next stages which are the Secondary Embedding programme and Sustaining Programme. This will allow you to continue to work with the hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.

​What is involved? 

  • Collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice

  • Get individual school support and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME)

  • 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.

There is no fee or charge to participating schools to take part in this Work Group. The Maths Hub meets the cost of running the Work Group. Each department will receive £2000 to enable the Mastery Advocates to work with the Secondary Mastery Specialist.

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Fulwood Road 


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