Teaching for Mastery at Primary

“The Teaching for Mastery Programme supported our effective development of maths and improved results across the school. I witnessed firsthand how this approach can support children of all abilities to improve their number skills and mathematical understanding. I am fully committed to supporting this program in my school and want to develop our Maths Leads to the highest standard.”  Headteacher, Primary School in Hampshire


If you are a school in the North-East Hants and Surrey Maths Hub region and have never participated in this programme before, we would like to invite you to two upcoming events:

Talking Heads on Teaching for Mastery – 8am on 1 March 2024 – ioin us for a 30 minute online breakfast meeting to hear from two Headteachers who have implemented Teaching for Mastery approaches in their schools. Find out how they started, what the challenges were and how they overcame them, as well as what the impact has been on their pupils and teachers. There is also the opportunity to submit questions about the funded Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery programme so these can be answered in the session.  Register for Talking Heads Breakfast Meeting

Primary Mastery in Action

We are delighted to offer a great opportunity to find out for yourself about the buzz around Teaching for Mastery. With 70% of schools in North-East Hants and Surrey already implementing this approach in their schools and over 90% taking advantage of the free Maths CPD offered by the Maths Hub programme, these Mastery in Action mornings will give you the chance to

  • Watch an Open Lesson and see Teaching for Mastery in action
  • Discuss and unpick the key principles that underpin Teaching for Mastery
  • The real impact it has on students
  • Explore why Ofsted are encouraging all schools to take part (and what this looks like in a recent Ofsted inspection)
  • Hear how it has been implemented by other Headteachers (from a range of schools)
  • Explore how to overcome barriers for participating in our programmes, such as ensuring release time in smaller schools
With 2 locations and 3 dates to choose from we hope that yourself and if possible, your Maths Lead are able to  attend.   


You can also express your interest here and will be in touch once applications open, usually Spring 2024.  

In the meantime, watch a very quick information video from our Maths Hub Lead, Becky Shepherd and read a case study from a school involved since 2015 – How can a school take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Maths Hub?

If you are a Primary school in NE Hants or Surrey who is currently facing poor progress or attainment in Maths, or working with the Schools Alliance for Excellence or other LA partners, or rated RI or Inadequate by Ofsted, you may be able to join our free Mastery Readiness programme or benefit from our new and FREE Intensive Support programme – where a Specialist will provide tailored support for your school in preparation for joining our funded Teaching for Mastery programme the following years.  Contact us via mathshub@sjb.surrey.sch.uk to arrange a call with one of our Leads.

Teaching for Mastery:  What is happening in primary maths, and what next? 

Download the report on the first 4 years of Teaching for Mastery here

Mastery Magnified – case studies and school leader interviews

If you have any questions or would like to discuss teaching for mastery please contact mathshub@sjb.surrey.sch.uk and the Primary Teaching for Mastery team will be delighted to help you.