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.

Leading Teaching for Mastery Cohort 1/2 Continuation Work Group

This booking form is for delegates from the 2017-18 work groups who will be continuing in 2018-19.

Register your interest in the 2018-19 Programme:

dates to be confirmed for the new academic year

Cohort 3a Central – Leading Teaching for Mastery (2018-19)

This booking form is for the 2018/19 Leading Teaching for Mastery Programme, taking place at the Outwood Institute of Education Conference Centre, Adwick, DN6 7EQ.

Cohort 3b North Leading Teaching for Mastery 18-19

This booking form is to book a place on the 2018/19 North Leading Teaching for Mastery Programme.

Data Privacy

As part of our role in leading the Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub, we collect and hold a certain amount of data about individuals involved in our work. The data includes name, role (with respect to hub work), school, email address, NCETM username and (in some cases) telephone number. The agreement between us and the Department of Education requires us to monitor and evaluate our work as a Maths Hub, and this is the legal basis for the data that we hold, on, for example, participation in the Work Groups that we coordinate. Such data is reported on a regular basis to the NCETM.