Secondary - Teaching for Mastery


***Recruitment now open for our Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups (Mastery Advocates)*** 

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Recruitment closed for 2022/23 

This three-year programme is for secondary teachers who have a passion and enthusiasm for teaching for mastery, and a successful track record of working effectively with other professionals within their own school or across a group of schools.

In the first year, nominated lead teachers will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills of teaching for mastery, with five days at central events, and ten days of personal development.

Lead teachers will continue to develop their own classroom practices during the second year, but will also focus on improving the knowledge and skills of all members of their department in order to explore, develop and implement department-wide systems for teaching for mastery.

In the third year of the programme, Mastery Specialists will lead a Work Group consisting of colleagues from two other schools, as well as continuing to work in their own department. 


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  ***Recruitment now open for our Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups (Mastery Advocates)***    Closing date is Thursday 16th June.

This Work Group provides high quality, professional development through collaborative working and bespoke support for individual departments. This is achieved by: 

 collaboration with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice

 individual school support and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME)

 take away ideas to help students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A level

 introducing and embedding teaching for mastery in the classroom and department 


Two teachers from each school will become ‘Mastery Advocates’ and will work closely with a Secondary Mastery Specialist through termly collaborative Work Group meetings and bespoke school visit support. £2000 participation grant for schools in the first year (£1000 in the second year). Funding subject to DfE confirmation.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding and Sustaining Work Groups are for all departments that have previously participated in Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups and all Cohort 1-5 Mastery Specialist Departments.

The focus will be on working on their planned developments, as well as sharing and critiquing them with a group of schools in a professional learning community.

In addition, 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.