Primary Programmes

Primary Mastery Specialist Programme 2024-25

Our Primary Mastery Specialist programme is an opportunity for primary teachers to become leaders in teaching mastery in mathematics. The Mastery Specialist programme is for those maths teachers who want to become an expert in teaching for mastery and work towards supporting other schools.

The programme is supported by fully funded training from Maths Hubs and NCETM experts.

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(NCP24-07a) Mastering Number for Reception & Key Stage One - 2024-25

Join our KS1 Mastering Number Programme to hep secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all your children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2.

The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.

Please note that only schools who have not previously participated in Mastering Number are eligible to apply.

 

Apply today as places are limited.  Deadline for applications: 20th March 2024.

Primary Mastery Readiness Programme 2023-24 - Registration Closed

Not quite ready to start your teaching for mastery journey?

Lots of schools are ready to start their mastery journey as part of our Development programme (See below). However some schools would benefit from a year of initial support before becoming part of the full programme.

This programme is designed for for you if you think your school would benefit from an additional year of bespoke support to ensure that your systems and cultures are conducive to teaching for mastery.

Find out more about teaching for mastery here >

Primary Development Work Group Programme 2023-24 - Registration Closed

Dive into development! 

If your school is ready to start developing a teaching for mastery approach, you can join a Work Group starting in the new academic year.

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.

Find out more about teaching for mastery here >

Primary Teaching for Mastery - Embedding 2023-24 - Registration Closed

Support for schools in their second year of teaching for mastery.

This is for schools who have previously participated in a Development Work Group. All must show a strong commitment for embedding teaching for mastery approaches, and at least the lead teacher from the Development Work Group must have already started using mastery approaches. The school leadership team including the headteacher must also be involved, to ensure there is a whole school commitment.

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Primary Teaching for Mastery - Sustaining 2023-24

Support for schools to make teaching for mastery ‘business as usual’.

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 mastery approach to maths.

Find out more about teaching for mastery here >

Teaching Assistants Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics 2023 - 24 - Registration Closed

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it. 

This project is designed to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for all practitioners teaching and supporting the learning of primary maths.

There are two pathways: Number and Spatial Reasoning. Each pathway consists of several core units and looks at specific topics as well as policy and practice. Exploration of modules in these pathways will take place during the course of the academic year, over the equivalent of four days. Participants in the programme may wish to follow one pathway this year, and the other pathway next year.

These Work Groups will start in the second 1/2 of the autumn term of 2023-23. Dates and locations of each Work Group will be shared at the start of the autumn term.

Primary Teachers Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics 2023-24

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it. 

This project is designed to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for all practitioners teaching and supporting the learning of primary maths.

There are two pathways: Number and Spatial Reasoning. Each pathway consists of several core units and looks at specific topics as well as policy and practice. Exploration of modules in these pathways will take place during the course of the academic year, over the equivalent of four days. Participants in the programme may wish to follow one pathway this year, and the other pathway next year.

These Work Groups will start in the second 1/2 of the autumn term of 2023-23. Dates and locations of each Work Group will be shared at the start of the autumn term.

Primary Early Career Teachers - Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) 2023-24 - Registration Closed

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it. 

Phase 1 Communities in this project are for those identified as Early Career Teachers – teachers in their first or second year of teaching.

Phase 2 Communities are for those in the early part of their careers. You will have engaged with Phase 1 before engaging with this phase.

Find out more about the resources available from the NCETM for ECTs >

These Work Groups will start in the second 1/2 of the autumn term of 2023-23. Dates and locations of each Work Group will be shared at the start of the autumn term.

Years 5-8 Continuity Work Group 2023-24

Strengthen the transition from primary to secondary:

This project is for both primary and secondary schools.Work Groups in this project focus on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Participants will explore a selection of high-quality resources: Checkpoints, Multiplicative Reasoning and Algebraic Thinking materials.

A lesson study approach is encouraged where all participants focus on a particular aspect of the maths curriculum and work collaboratively to develop this in their schools.

Research and Innovation Work Group - SUPPORTING GIRLS IN MATHS AND STEM - 2023-24

We are running our Supporting Girls in Maths and STEM ‘research and innovation’ Work Group again for 2023-24. This ‘research and innovation’ work group is focused on enabling participants to develop an aspect of Teaching for Mastery in their own schools. We will work together to explore approaches that improve outcomes for girls in maths and STEM.
*Please note that this is a cross phase Work Group and is open to all phases. (Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post-16)

Dates of Workshop Sessions

Twilight online session Wednesday 24th Jan – 4:00 – 5:15

Full Day – in person – Thursday 22nd February

Twilight online session Thursday 25th April – 4:00 – 5:15

Twilight online session Thursday 20th June – 4:00 – 5:30

Research and Innovation Work Group - MIXED AGE TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS - 2023-24

We are running our Mixed Age ‘research and innovation’ Work Group again for 2023-24. This Work Group is focused on enabling participants to develop an aspect of Teaching for Mastery in their own schools. We will work together to explore approaches that support primary teachers and leaders of mathematics teaching mixed age classes.

 

Dates of Workshop Sessions

Twilight online session Thursday 18th Jan – 4:00 – 5:15

Full Day – in person – Friday 1st March

Twilight online session Tuesday 16th April – 4:00 – 5:15

Twilight online session Tuesday 18th June – 4:00 – 5:30