SECONDARY TEACHING FOR MASTERY DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 NCP21-12

Many teachers nationally are interested in understanding the principles and pedagogies underpinning Teaching for Mastery. For this to develop from individual enthusiasm to long term, sustainable, developments across a secondary mathematics department there is a need to engage such teachers in practice-based professional development activity, consideration of leadership and management issues and (together with the senior leader and/or head of department) the development of whole-school systems.

Also many primary schools are adopting teaching for mastery approaches and over the next few years, pupils will be entering year 7 with an expectation of some continuity and progression in classroom practice, lesson design, school expectations, etc. that they will experience. This work is important to prepare for this continuity and progression from year 6 to year 7.

A key aim of this Work Group is to develop groups of mathematics departments where strong curriculum, teaching and professional development practices can be shared more widely across the Hub region.

This Work Group involves the Mastery Specialists who have undergone focusing on their own practice and that within their schools and are now leading TRG with two other Secondary Schools, through dedicated Mastery Advocates.

Hear from teachers who have taken part in a Work Group: