Find out more about the Primary projects on offer this year

Mastery Readiness Programme

In 2019/20, all Maths Hubs will be running primary mathematics Mastery Readiness Work Groups led by Mastery Readiness Leads. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach long term, but who currently need additional support for improving mathematics teaching, learning and leadership. This Research Group is now full, express an interest for next year by completing the form above.

Teaching for Mastery Development Programme

In 2019/20, all Maths Hubs will be running primary mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the participation involves two teachers attending events outside of school, it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school. School who have done the Mastery Readiness Programme move on to this programme automatically. This year hub has nearly 100 school participating in this programme. This Research Group is now full, express an interest for next year by completing the form above.

Embedding Teaching for Mastery

Developing and embedding Teaching for Mastery across a school is not a short-term change; it requires a significant commitment, both in terms of time and CPD, before any changes become thoroughly ingrained within a school. Because of this, once schools have taken part in the ‘Teaching for Mastery Development Programme’ it is expected that they continue to work with a cluster of schools in the following year. The aim is that schools will gradually become more self-sustaining and work together collaboratively.

Primary Lesson Design

Refining understanding of good lesson design, and being able to use resources well, is a crucial element in developing teaching for mastery. Teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan exemplar lessons (drawing on new Mastery Professional Development Materials produced by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, and other sources of mastery resources for the classroom including textbooks) and in so doing will improve lesson design across their school. This Research Group is now full, express an interest for next year by completing the form above.

Primary Intervention in a Mastery Context

Whole class teaching is becoming embedded across schools using a teaching for mastery approach. This Work Group will consider models of intervention in a mastery context to ensure that mathematics teaching has maximum impact for all children. Teachers and leaders will further their understanding of teaching for mastery by using case studies to inform their practice. They will trial an intervention models and will document their observations to share with others. This Research Group is now full, express an interest for next year by completing the form above.

Mixed-Age Planning in the Context of Teaching for Mastery

The project will involve the trialling and reviewing of a range of approaches to deal with the issue of planning for mixed age classes in a mastery context. Participants will explore current work and case studies from the innovation Work Groups which have previously looked at this issue. Teachers will be able to engage with the approaches in their own schools and evaluate the impact on pupils. The Primary Mastery Professional Development Materials will underpin the work and provide a structure for planning. 

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Teachers) – Understanding Multiplication

Work Groups in this project – which are available for both primary teachers, and TAs– will develop their mathematical subject knowledge in conjunction with understanding the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it. Understanding of mathematical structures will be explored so participants gain a detailed understanding of how children learn early mathematical concepts.

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Teaching Assistants) – Understanding Multiplication

Work Groups in this project – which are available for both primary teachers, and TAs– will develop their mathematical subject knowledge in conjunction with understanding the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it. Understanding of mathematical structures will be explored so participants gain a detailed understanding of how children learn early mathematical concepts.

Latest news from CODE Maths Hub

Shanghai Live Lessons

Shanghai Live Lessons

Regretfully, due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in China, the visit of the Chinese teachers will not be taking place. The subsequent Live Lessons, both secondary and primary, have been postponed for the foreseeable future.

NCETM News

NCETM News

Have you seen the latest newsletter ‘Bespoke’ from NCETM? It summarises some of the findings from the latest evaluation of the Teaching For Mastery Programme. This evaluation shows that the Programme is having a ‘significant, positive impact at a number of levels’.

England-China Exchange

England-China Exchange

The England-China Exchange is well under way with three of our teachers taking part this year. Ross, Greg and Nicola are having an amazing time and learning lots in Shanghai. We look forward to hearing all about it and we are very excited to welcome teachers from Shanghai for the reciprocal visit early next year.