Secondary TfM TRG

 NCP18-12

Many teachers nationally 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 groups 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 TfM Specialists who have undergone focussing on their own practice and that within their schools and are now leading TRG with two other Secondary Schools, through dedicated Mastery Advocates.