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Developing Teaching for Mastery (Secondary)

The Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Group offers a funded opportunity for a department to work closely with an expert Teaching for Mastery Specialist to design and implement a bespoke development plan using the principles of Teaching for Mastery

The CODE Maths Hub works with a team of Teaching for Mastery Specialists around the region. These are practicing teachers who have undergone at least two years of training to build their skills in working with maths departments.

When joining the Developing Teaching for Mastery Work Group, your department will nominate two Teaching for Mastery Advocates. These are teachers with the capacity to lead change in your department and who will work closely with the TfM Specialist.

The Developing TfM Work Group is the first step in an ongoing process of working with the CODE Maths Hub and is the first of two years of funded development which then continues through the ‘embedding’ and ‘sustaining’ phases as follows.

Year 1 – The ‘Developing Year’

Funding of £2000 paid to your department

Your department nominates 2 teachers to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. These Advocates work with a Teaching for Mastery Specialist.

The Advocates and Specialist work together to design and lead the PD Programme.

£2000 funding is offered to allow the Advocates time to work with the department and the Specialist, equivalent to 10 days of cover at £200 per day.

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Year 2 – The ‘Embedding Year’

Funding £1000 paid to your department 

Your Mastery Advocates continue to develop and implement the action plan with the TfM Specialist. The intention is that the Specialist takes a step back in this year, but is still able to visit and support where necessary (hence the reduced funding, which is to reimburse the Advocates’ time to work on the action plan).

This year your Advocates also become a part of the ’Sustaining’ Work Group which is described below.

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Year 3 (2022 onwards) – The ’Sustaining Years’

All Advocates who have worked with a Specialist for two years are able to join the Sustaining Work Group. This is a network of teachers, supported by the specialist who are able to work together, to share good practice and support and challenge each other in leading change with their own department.

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Key benefits:

  • Principled and research based professional development
  • Bespoke development programme designed with your department
  • Long-term funded programme to allow time for implementation and impact


Mathematical thinking for GCSE

The stated aims of the KS4 Programme of Study are that, through working on the content, pupils should develop mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. While mathematical thinking is a key feature of all of these, the focus of this Work Group is to support teachers in developing their understanding of mathematical thinking as it relates to problem-solving and reasoning, using practical task types to explore what it means for pupils to get better at mathematical thinking and what this looks like in the classroom. Lead participants will be expected to lead developments from the Work Group in their own department and so should have the opportunity and authority to do this effectively.

To express an interest in joining this Work Group then complete the form here.


Years 7–11 Coherence Work Group

This project focuses on participant teachers working together to analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum a selected key topic area, developing insight into effective teaching approaches, and considering the implications for longer term curriculum design.

Individuals or ideally pairs of teachers from a department participate, with an expectation that they will work with other members of their department at appropriate points. This approach helps cultivate a collaborative culture.

To express an interest in joining this Work Group then complete the form here.


Years 5 – 8 Continuity Work Group

Work Groups in this project aim to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focussing on curriculum and pedagogical continuity over Years 5 to 8. Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths knowledge and learning transition.

To express an interest in joining this Work Group then complete the form here.


Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Early Career)

Starting out in primary teaching or secondary maths teaching can be daunting. How do you ensure you have solid subject knowledge? Where do you begin to find high-quality resources? How can you find professional development that is right for you at your career stage? We try to answer these questions and share with you the materials that will help you develop knowledge, confidence and skill as you begin your career.

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To express an interest in joining this Work Group the complete the form here.



Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Non-Specialist)

This project is designed to support non-specialist teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom.

To express an interest in joining this Work Group the complete the form here.


Secondary Subject Leadership

This new project offers focused support to secondary heads of department/subject leaders, to enable them to better understand and implement teaching for mastery approaches across their department, and to develop in their role as leaders of both student learning and teacher professional development.

It provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of teaching for mastery approaches, of their wider roles, and of their capacity with their colleagues to transform secondary maths learning.

To express an interest in joining this Work Group the complete the form here.

Latest news from CODE Maths Hub

We’re hiring!

We’re hiring!

We currently have an opportunity for a part-time administrator to join our team. More information can be found here.

Upcoming event: PD Providers Conference 2022

Upcoming event: PD Providers Conference 2022

CODE and Jurassic Maths Hubs are pleased to invite you to the fourth annual online conference for mathematics PD providers in the South West. This event is by invitation only and is for mathematics advisers and consultants, NCETM accredited PD leads, mathematics SLEs, teaching for mastery specialists, Maths Hub Work Group leads and HEI lecturers across the south west.