Teaching for Mastery Cohorts 1 & 2 (NCP)

We currently have two cohorts of Teaching for Mastery Specialists (TfMS):

Cohort 1: Philippa Densley, Abigail Watkins, Becky Westcott & Helen White 

Cohort 2: Kerry Coote, Lauren Cue, Suzanne Matthews & Alex Parry

Cohort 1 received training in the 2015-16 academic year and now work with between 6 and 13 schools each, leading Teacher Research Groups (TRG) across the hub region, whilst Cohort 2 specialists are receiving training this year and will be working with other schools from September.

The national training programme has received funding for the next four years and is developed around the 5 big ideas of Teaching for Mastery:

  • Coherence
  • Representation & Structure
  • Variation
  • Fluency
  • Mathematical Thinking


We will be looking to work with approximately 48 new schools across the hub region next years, as part of TRG, and will be opening the application process for new TfMS in the summer term.