Secondary Teaching for Mastery - Embedding

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Work Groups are only for those departments who are participating or have participated in the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups and are working to develop principles and practices which enable them to sustain their developments over the long term.

Who can take part?

Participation is for maths departments in schools that took part in a Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Group in 2023/24. Lead participants will ideally be the Mastery Advocates who participated in 2023/24 Work Groups.

What is involved?

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding Year Support is available for those departments who participated in the previous year’s Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Group, and who are beginning to embed their work on teaching for mastery. Mastery Advocates (designated previously in the Development Work Group) will work closely with an assigned Mastery Specialist to help them embed teaching for mastery approaches across the whole department. Specialists will provide three days of bespoke support tailored to each school.

The focus will be on constructing or refining a coherent development plan and supporting and leading the whole department in realising the aims of that development plan. The school will also be part of a Secondary Teaching for Mastery  Sustaining Work Group with other schools.

What will you learn?

Participants and their schools will:

  • cultivate a deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies of mastery
  • understand the leadership and management skills required to promote and develop a teaching for mastery approach
  • understand how to develop a coherent and connected curriculum which promotes teaching for mastery
  • produce a development plan and professional development programme for the department
  • develop support for the department through CPD and collaborative working practices.

What is the cost?

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


How can I get involved?

If you have previously been in a Developing Work Group and would like to continue on to the Embedding year of the Teaching for Mastery programme in 24/25, please complete the form below.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery (Embedding) 24/25