Primary Teaching for Mastery Embedding and Sustaining


These projects are designed to support schools in their second year of teaching for mastery and beyond.  

Our diagram shows a school's journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school's journey starts (click/tap diagram to show a larger version with more detail of the journey). 



Embedding Work Groups

The strategic goal of the Teaching for Mastery Programme for primary schools is to establish teaching for mastery approaches so that all pupils develop deep knowledge, understanding and confidence. Those who have worked on establishing teaching for mastery in a Development Work Group become part of an Embedding Work Group in their second year, focusing on: 

  • Systems and culture to support teaching for mastery 

  • Support for school leadership and subject leadership 

  • Subject knowledge 

  • Lesson design 

  • Professional development models within individual schools.


Sustaining Work Groups

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.  Participants and their schools will: 

  • enhance their mathematical subject knowledge, emphasising key areas of maths 

  • learn how to establish an effective collaborative planning culture 

  • plan, teach and reflect collaboratively to provide a coherent mastery curriculum 

  • continue to refine school structures and systems to embed and sustain mastery 

  • continue to ensure a sustainable model for collaborative planning and ongoing specialist subject knowledge development for all teachers.


The Primary Teaching for Mastery - Embedding and Sustaining projects are  fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so are free to participating schools.