London South West Maths Hub

Work Groups

Teaching for Mastery in Year 6

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This FREE Work Group has been specifically designed for teachers to develop their confidence and strategies to teach for mastery whilst still preparing children for the end of KS2 SATs.

Participants will develop an understanding of how current KS2 SATs questions are in line with teaching for mastery and that the two can go hand in hand. Working together, participants will refine their practice and take practical strategies to support their teaching in their school.


What is involved and outcomes

The Work Group will run across the Spring and Summer terms. There will be the opportunity for whole group observations followed by professional dialogues. Participants will develop their pedagogy including lesson structure, progression within a lesson and how to support a deeper understanding. Some lessons will be held at participants' schools in the form of lesson studies.


Target Audience  

This project is aimed at schools that are already implementing a Teaching for Mastery (TfM) approach to their mathematics lessons. The participants should be Year 6 teachers or maths leads.



Participants will be expected to attend all workshops and be actively involved in professional dialogue. Some participants will be asked to host a lesson study at their school. This is a very supportive process. They will also be asked to contribute to the national evaluation process, probably through a short online survey after the Work Group has finished.


When?   Booking Form

Day 1: Thursday 5th December (09.00 - 15.00)

Day 2:  Thursday 13th February (09.00 - 15.00)

Day 3:  Thursday 26th March (08.30 - 12.00)

Day 4: Thursday 23rd April (08.30 - 12.00)

Day 5:  Thursday 18th June (09.00 - 15.00)



Hollymount Primary School, Cambridge Road, SW20 0SQ


Work Group Lead

Sam Birnage, Head Teacher at Hollymount Primary School


download the flyer here


If interested, what next?

Contact Hub Administrator Lesley Dibbens to find out more

or complete the booking form here to participate in this Work Group.


Cost: FREE