Primary Teaching For Mastery - Development

What is involved?

During the 2024/25 school year, Maths Hubs across England will be working with thousands of primary schools to continue the spread of teaching for mastery across England.

The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers like you to develop best practice in maths in your school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths.

Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, with other local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained Primary Mastery Specialist.

Work Groups meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school. 

Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.

Who can take part?

Places are available for state-funded primary schools in England. Two teachers from each participant school will attend six half-day meetings during the school year, and lead teaching for mastery development in their own school. 

Each term, the Mastery Specialist will visit each of the schools.

There is no charge for participation in the programme and schools receive some funding as a contribution to cover costs.

NB: Schools can only take part in this particular Work Group once. However, there are other Work Groups available to help you embed and sustain the approach in your school. Talk to us about your options.

What is the cost?

The Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

A grant of £1000 is payable to schools on successful completion of the year. 

The video below was made for a previous recruitment campaign. The details still apply, with the exception of the information about matched textbook funding, as this is no longer available.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to apply for a place for 24/25, please click on the link below to complete the application form. 

Primary Teaching for Mastery (Developing) Application Form 24/25