Teaching for Mastery at Secondary

Secondary Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

If you are a school in the North-East Hants or Surrey Maths Hub region and have never participated in the programme before, you can apply to join in 2024/25 – applications are currently open.

Apply for Secondary Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Groups 24/25


Watch a very quick information video from our Maths Hub Lead, Becky Shepherd.

Participating in the Work Group provides an opportunity for your school to engage in high-quality, sustained, collaborative professional development and participate in an important national project. The aim of these groups is to support participating teachers in developing teaching for mastery in their own classroom and across their department and to support the setting up of Teacher Research Groups (TRGs) in the participant schools. (Teacher Research Groups will comprise several or all members of the mathematics department and will typically explore aspects of pedagogy to determine what works well for them). Each Secondary school who wants to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (Mastery Advocates) to join a Work Group. You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, as well as receiving bespoke support.
In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group you will:

  • collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice
  • get individual school support and guidance from a local leader of maths education
  • 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

Case Studies

Hear from other schools on how using the teaching for mastery approach has worked for them:

How can a school take advantage of Maths Hub Opportunities – case study from Sunbury Manor School

What is the impact of Teaching for Mastery programmes – a case study from Merstham Park School

Should you have any questions please do contact us at mathshub@sjb.surrey.sch.uk and our Secondary Assistant Maths Hub Leads will be able to assist you.

If your school has already started on its Teaching for Mastery journey and would like to discuss the Sustaining Teaching for Mastery programme and various options available to you, please email mathshub@sjb.surrey.sch.uk to arrange a call.



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