London South West Maths Hub


Teaching for Mastery in Year 6

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Teaching for Mastery in Year 6


Postponed until further notice due to government advice on non face to face activity. 

Please keep checking for further announcements for alternative provision. 


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.



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) Postponed

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

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



Hollymount Primary School, Cambridge Road, SW20 0SQ


Work Group Lead

Sam Birnage, Head Teacher at Hollymount Primary School


If intersted, what next?

Contact Hub Administrator Lesley Dibbens: to book a place to participate in this Work Group.


Cost: FREE