London South West Maths Hub

Primary TfM Sustaining years


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Support for schools to make teaching for mastery 'business as usual'
This is for all primary schools who have previously been involved in teaching for mastery via a Development or Embedding Work Group, or who are Mastery Specialist schools. It brings together schools across the Maths Hubs Network that are working on continued development to sustain their mastery approach to maths.
Workshops are hosted in different schools during the year, with the first held in a Mastery Specialist’s school.
Sustaining Work Groups are a permanent form of support where schools can focus on continued improvement, consistency and refinement of teaching for mastery. Teachers, maths leads and headteachers are all involved, striving to support teachers, and looking at collaborative planning and subject knowledge development.
What will you learn?
  • You and your school will enhance your mathematical subject knowledge, emphasising key areas of maths
  • You and your school will plan, teach and reflect on lessons with a mastery approach
  • You and your school will understand the school-wide structures which enable staff to develop mastery approaches
  • You and your school leaders will establish a set of principles, policies, practices and systems which embody a teaching for mastery approach
Who can take part?
Schools will have previously participated in a Development Work Group and might have received support for embedding mastery. Participating schools must show strong commitment from their leadership for sustaining mastery approaches, and for most teachers to have already started using these.
Each school will have a lead participant in the Work Group, normally the maths lead. At different points in the year, other teachers will also participate.
What is the cost?
The Primary Teaching for Mastery – Sustaining project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to state-funded participating schools.