Secondary

Secondary Mastery Work Group Programme

In 2020/21 all Maths Hubs are participating in a Network Collaborative Project developing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery. As part of this project, Secondary Mastery Specialists in each hub area will be offering support to schools interested in developing teaching for mastery approaches in their own mathematics departments. Each specialist, who has completed the second year of a national programme, will work with two teachers from each participating maths department. The two teachers, known as ‘Mastery Advocates’, will be supported by the specialist to lead teaching for mastery development with all staff in their own department.

Year 5-8 Continuity Development

Work Group(s) 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 Group(s) will focus on using Multiplicative Reasoning resources, Work Group(s) can explore any aspect of the KS2/3 curriculum.

Challenging Topics at GCSE

Work Group(s) in this project will focus on participant teachers working together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic from GCSE Mathematics.

Participants will develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term, but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design.