Primary Mastery Readiness Programme

Since 2014, the NCETM/Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery Programme has trained hundreds of primary teachers as Mastery Specialists. Thousands of schools have been helped by these specialists to start introducing mastery approaches in their maths lessons. The programme is set to continue for several more years.  But not all schools, for a variety of reasons, are able to move into a formal development programme in one leap. That is why the Mastery Readiness Programme has been developed: collaborative training and bespoke support, available in 202021, which aims to provide a stepping stone to take schools into the ‘main’ Teaching for Mastery Programme in 2021/22. click here to view Mastery Readiness Overview: Mastery Readiness overview

Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Primary Development Work Group Programme

Since 2014, The NCETM and Maths Hubs have been working together to develop approaches to teaching for mastery within primary mathematics. This has been partly informed by the teaching of mathematics in high performing South East Asian jurisdictions. In the last three years the NCETM and Maths Hubs recruited teachers to participate in a Mastery Specialists development programme. Once trained, Mastery Specialists work with other schools in teaching for mastery work group(s). Each Work Group will be led by one of the Maths Hub’s Mastery Specialists and involve six or seven primary schools. Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Teaching Assistants Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics

This project is designed to support teaching assistants (TAs) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom. Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Y5-Y8 Continuity Development

Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8.

Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. Whilst many Work Groups will focus on using Multiplicative Reasoning resources, Work Groups can explore any aspect of the KS2/3 curriculum. Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Early Career Teachers - Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the class. This programme is designed for teachers who would like to further develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. It will be particularly relevant for NQTs/RQTs, teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.

Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Primary Mastery Sustaining Work Group

This is for all primary schools who have previously been involved in teaching for mastery via a Development or Embedding Work Group, or who are Mastery Specialist schools. It brings together schools across the Maths Hubs Network that are working on continued development to sustain their teaching for mastery approach to mathematics.

It is new in 2020/21 and builds on the work carried out in previous teaching for mastery Work Groups This year it will particularly focus on curriculum recovery. It will support schools in helping pupils make up for lost time through focusing on what really matters and providing a network of mutual support and expert guidance.

Workshops and sessions will take place on-line

Small Schools Teaching for Mastery Maths

Small schools with mixed-age classes: Teaching for mastery in mathematics
This NNW Maths Hub ‘research and innovation’ project group will work remotely using online video
meetings and in-school activity. The focus will be on managing mixed-age classes when working towards
teaching for mastery in mathematics. The objectives include:
• Developing a shared language and understanding of strategies for managing the teaching of
mathematics in small schools
• Using lesson study to develop and evaluate inquiry-based teaching strategies for teaching
mathematics to classes with diverse learners by age and prior attainment
Within these broad aims the precise focus of the project and the detail of the lesson study activity will be
collaboratively developed and agreed by participants. We anticipate that at least one teacher from each
participating school will attend and contribute to each online workshop but more teachers may attend if
There will be 6 online project workshops using Zoom