Leading Teaching for Mastery

"A commitment that ALL pupils can and will achieve in mathematics by providing opportunities for all pupils to develop the depth and rigour they need to make secure and sustained progress over time."

There’s been a great deal around Primary Mastery over the last 3 years and we have been piloting for one year a Teaching for Mastery scheme of learning for the Secondary classroom.

15 schools have been involved in writing and developing the Teaching for Understanding scheme for year 7 and year 8 and this is currently being developed into year 9. This work was preceded by:

  • The Better Maths conference
  • Senior leadership training
  • Head of Department training
  • Maths teacher training

The scheme of learning focuses heavily on the concrete/pictorial/abstract approach to teaching mathematics inspired by the maths hubs exchanges with the Chinese teachers. The themes have been written collaboratively by maths directors, lead teachers and outstanding teachers from across Outwood Grange Academies Trust.


Leading Teaching for Mastery is a programme preparing maths leads to launch teaching for understanding in their schools. There will be four full day sessions, ‘top-up’ open classrooms for you and your department to access, and interim delivery of the training in your own department covering:

  • Introduction to Mastery @ KS3
  • Department planning
  • Teacher training and development
At the end of the programme, maths leads will be able to take the fully resourced two year (at the moment) scheme of learning with them for delivery in their own schools.

Cohort 1 Dates (2016/17 delegates)

All sessions will take place at the OIE Conference Centre, Adwick, DN6 7EQ – 9:00 – 3:30pm

Wednesday 29th November 2017
Monday 26th February 2018
Wednesday 18th April 2018
Thursday 21st June 2018

Cohort 2a (Central) Dates

All sessions will take place at the OIE Conference Centre, Adwick, DN6 7EQ – 9:00 – 3:30pm

Tuesday 14th November 2017
Wednesday 17th January 2017
Tuesday 13th March 2018
Thursday 14th June 2018

Cohort 2b (North) Dates

Sessions will take place at Outwood Academy Ripon, Outwood Academy Bydales and Outwood Academy Acklam- 9:00 – 3:30pm

Wednesday 13th December 2017
Thursday 25th January 2017
Monday 19th March 2018