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Teaching for Mastery

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

 
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Development Year 1
Mastery Advocates develop their own thinking and practice, and begin to support departmental developments.
 
Development Work Groups
Two teachers from each of two schools become ‘Mastery Advocates’ within their own departments, working closely with a Mastery Specialist to understand the principles and practices associated with teaching for mastery.
 
Work may include:
  • Planning lessons or longer units of work 
  • Supporting other members of the department
  • Developing schemes of work and departmental systems and structures
 
Each school receives:
  • Funding towards the costs of releasing Advocates
  • Bespoke support from a Mastery Specialist
  • Time working collaboratively in the Work Group

 


Embedding and Sustaining Year 2
Advocates and departmental members work together.
Membership of a professional learning community of schools.
 
Embedding and Sustaining Work Groups
Advocates and their departments (usually four to six) who have participated in a Development Work Group continue to work with a Mastery Specialist.
 
Work may include:
  • Constructing and implementing a coherent development plan
  • Collaborative design of lessons and schemes of work
 
Each school receives:
  • Funding towards the cost of releasing teachers
  • Support from a Mastery Specialist
 

Embedding and Sustaining Year 3 and beyond
Working together on planned developments within a professional learning community of schools.
 
Embedding and Sustaining Work Groups
Continuation of membership of a professional learning community of other departments, with meetings facilitated by a Mastery Specialist. Advocates and their departments work on their department’s plans, as well as engaging in professional development activities which harness the expertise and experience of members of the group.