London South West Maths Hub

Work Groups

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Primary Embedding Teaching for Mastery Work Groups 


The strategic goal of the Teaching for Mastery Programme for primary schools is to establish teaching for mastery approaches so that all pupils develop deep knowledge, understanding and confidence. Those who have worked on establishing teaching for mastery in a Development Work Group become part of an Embedding Work Group in their second year, focusing on:

  • Systems and culture to support teaching for mastery
  • Support for school leadership and subject leadership
  • Subject knowledge
  • Lesson design
  • Professional development models within individual schools.


This year there will be a focus on curriculum recovery, providing mutual support and expertise to focus on what really matters.

Who can apply?

This project is for schools who have previously participated in a Development Work Group. All schools must show a strong commitment from both school and subject leadership for embedding teaching for mastery approaches, and at least the lead participant teacher from the Development Work Group school must have already started using teaching for mastery approaches. Each school will have a lead participant, normally the subject leader for maths. They are likely to have played a lead role in previous years. The headteacher from each school will also be involved at appropriate times to ensure that there is a whole school commitment for embedding changes.