Primary Mastery Specialists

Interested in becoming a Mastery Specialist?

Mastery Specialists are classroom-based practitioners who develop expertise in mastery and lead Work Groups to support other schools and teachers locally. 

The Mastery Specialist Programme for primary teachers started in 2015/16. Each year over a hundred primary teachers – three or four from each Maths Hub – complete a programme of professional development to become Mastery Specialists. In every subsequent year, each of these teachers leads a Teaching for Mastery Work Group. This involves working with participant teachers from six or seven primary schools within their Maths Hub area, so that these schools can start to introduce teaching for mastery themselves.

The programme is fully funded so is free to participating schools. Funding is provided to cover Mastery Specialists' time out of school.

Please read this document which contains all the details you need to know, before applying.

If you'd like to know more, you may wish to listen to this podcast, in which a Primary Mastery Specialist discusses her experiences. You can read more about the work groups lead by Mastery Specialists here.

There are now approaching 1,000 Primary Mastery Specialists established and operational. They will collectively have worked with more than 8,000 other primary schools, which represents around half of all primary schools in England.

How can I get involved?

Applications are now open for 2024/2025. If you are interested in applying, please contact us to discuss the programme. 

Apply for the Primary Mastery Specialist programme 2024/25