London South West Maths Hub

Work Groups

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Developing Intervention in a Mastery Context


An exciting opportunity to explore a range of models of intervention in a mastery context and trial pre-teaching and same-day intervention strategies to enable pupils to keep up with their peers and achieve age-related expectations.


Teachers’ will: 

  • Develop a sound understanding of what constitutes effective intervention
  • Identify underlying skills and concepts to access whole class teaching and learning of mathematics
  • Provide swift and effective intervention
  • Develop a systematic and coherent approach to enable pupils to improve self-esteem and confidence about mathematics and to keep up



This project is directed at schools that already have a good understanding of teaching for mastery approaches.  Each session will be attended by two teachers of a participating school’s chosen year group with an expectation that they liaise and develop practice in school together in between the central meetings.  It is a requirement that the first session is also attended by the HT or a member of the SLT who has a direct impact on time-tabling and whole school approach to intervention.



We are facilitating two Work Groups this year - you can choose from either Cohort 1 or Cohort 2



Cohort 1

  • Session 1 - Friday 10th January 2020 (09:00 - 15:00)
  • Session 2 - Wednesday 12th February 2020 (09:00 - 12:30)
  • Session 3 - Thursday 14th May 2020 (11:00 - 12:00) online


Cohort 2

  • Session 1 - Friday 17th January 2020 (09:00 - 15:00)
  • Session 2 - Thursday 13th February 2020 (09:00 - 12:30)
  • Session 3 - Friday 15th May 2020 (11:00 - 12:00) online


In between the sessions, participants are expected to develop their own practice around intervention and work closely with their in-school co-participants to keep a reflective journal. The project lead will visit some of the project schools to support and evaluate practice in between central meetings.


Location: Avenue Primary Academy, Avenue Road, Sutton, SM2 6JE


Work Group Lead: Eva Brown


Cost: FREE