Article Image

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Lead role (£9.5k yearly funding)

The London SW Maths Hub is recruiting for a Secondary Teaching for Mastery Lead to support the growth of Teaching for Mastery in Secondary.

It is recognised that it will be important to broaden the overall Teaching for Mastery leadership within hubs. Consequently, there is supplementary funding for 2017/18 to broaden that leadership (£9,500), with the expectation that this funding will be available again in 2018/19.

Please note - the deadline for applying is Monday 5th February 2018

The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Co-ordinate Maths Hub’s Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work
  • Liaise with key system leaders (e.g. NLEs, SLEs) and also leaders from schools, or groups of schools (e.g. MATs), that are already engaging with mastery approaches, to encourage scaling up and embedding of the work
  • Provide support and development for head teachers and Heads of department in the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Group schools. Note that the person/people appointed could participate in the professional development elements of the Secondary Mastery Specialists development programme
  • Support the Secondary Mastery Specialists and other mastery Work Group Leads including running hub-wide mastery team meetings and supporting secondary mastery specialist TRG sessions
  • Work with the Maths Hub Leadership to recruit and select further Secondary Mastery Specialists
  • Ensure there is effective administration of the Maths Hub’s work in this area
  • Attend local & national events and/or meetings  that are relevant to Secondary Teaching for Mastery

Who should apply?

Listed below are the essential and desirable criteria for applicants to the role. This should be evidenced in the application form, which includes both the applicant’s statement and the head teacher’s reference.


  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Employed as a teacher in a Secondary School, and regularly teaching mathematics to Secondary aged children
  • Able to fulfil the programme requirements and time commitment
  • Experienced in strategic leadership
  • Excellent teaching skills in mathematics as evidenced by internal/external/Ofsted observation
  • Excellent planning, organisation and data management
  • Passion , enthusiasm and understanding of the principles of teaching for mastery
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Successful track record of working with other professionals effectively within your own school
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of what constitutes effective learning in mathematics and the ability and confidence to communicate this
  • Supporting the hub to ensure high standards of mastery specialists are implemented and practice embedded in schools


  • Additional Status, e.g. Mathematics SLE/MaST
  • Effective management and continued improvement of teaching and learning with a mastery approach
  • Mathematics Subject Leader
  • A minimum of four years teaching secondary mathematics
  • A desire to develop as a specialist teacher of secondary mathematics
  • Successful track record of working effectively with other professionals across a group of schools
  • The ability to grow leadership capacity in others
  • Modelling of lessons to staff

A close working relationship between the hub team, the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Lead and the headteacher/senior leaders from the lead’s school will be essential to the success of the role.  

If you are interested in applying for this role - please download the Secondary Teaching for Mastery guidance paper and application form 

Completed application forms should be sent to  

Please note - the deadline for applying is Monday 5th February 2018

Please let us know if you would like to advertise any vacancies on the website.

Contact Hub Administrator Lesley Dibbens