Apply to be a Secondary Mastery Specialist Teacher
Deadline to apply: Friday 26th April 2019
Following the ongoing success of the previous three cohorts, Maths Hubs, working in conjunction with the NCETM, are now seeking applications from secondary schools that wish to nominate ‘lead teachers’ to take part in an important three-year professional development programme leading to the designation of Secondary Mastery Specialist.
Schools nominating teachers for this role would be committed to developing teaching for mastery in their own classrooms, their own mathematics department and, later on, facilitate and support teaching for mastery in a small number of other interested secondary schools within their Maths Hub area.
Each Maths Hub will select between two and four teachers to attend training events, and start in-school work, commencing in the Autumn term 2019, and continue their work over the next three years.
Year 1 - develop own in-class practice (15 days)
Year 2 - work within/across department & take PD Lead accreditation (15 days)
Year 3 - work with 2+ other schools
Academic year 2019/20:
In the initial stages of the programme, the selected teacher will attend three residential training events (dates to be confirmed) to develop their own skills of teaching for mastery with their own classes. The rest of the time will be spent during the year working with the hub team and planning and development work within their own department. This amounts to 15 days’ worth of time, funded at £200 per day.
The benefits for schools that apply to be part of the programme include:
- Maths department teachers developing a deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies underpinning teaching for mastery, and enhanced mathematics subject knowledge
- Teachers developing teaching, planning and assessment practices which support a teaching for mastery approach
- The lead teacher developing his/her own understanding and practice in supporting collaborative professional development within and beyond school. (Participants who are not already NCETM Accredited PD Leads will also be able to gain this accreditation through successful completion of the programme.)
- Pupils developing a deep understanding of the mathematical ideas they are taught, so that they fully meet the aims of the National Curriculum (i.e. fluency, reasoning and problem solving)
Please see information sheet and application form for more detailed information.
Applicants should complete the application form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 26th April 2019.