Secondary Mastery Specialists

The Secondary Teaching for Mastery National Collaborative Project will have two aspects to it in 2016-17.

Every Maths Hub nominated between 1 and 4 teachers to participate in the central Secondary Mastery Specialist development programme. Then, as well as developing TfM in their own school, the teachers also worked with teachers from other schools later in the year.

In 2017-2018 the Secondary Mastery Specialist will continue to open their classrooms to teachers though the Secondary Teaching for Mastery at KS3 programme. In this programme each Mastery Specialist works with teachers from the other schools in 4 open classroom sessions during the school year. In these sessions teachers will have the opportunity to observe a mastery lesson in practice, discuss this practice as a work group and also develop their understanding of one of the 5 big ideas of mastery.

In between the workshops, the lead teachers then work with their departments by delivering the same lesson in their own context and evaluating the lesson using a lesson study approach. They will also implement the idea of mastery covered in that session into one of their lessons.

As the cycle of open classroom sessions and departmental work continues, each department identifies the approaches that they wish to embed as part of their ongoing practice.

More details of this programme can be found here