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 4 years and for the last 3 years, we have been developing for a Teaching for Mastery scheme of learning for the Secondary classroom.

18 schools have been involved in writing and developing the Teaching for Understanding scheme for years 7 to 9 and now all of our teachers are using the principles of mastery teaching in their year 10 lessons. This work has been supported by:

  • The Better Maths conference
  • An ongoing commitment to senior leadership training
  • An ongoing programme of Head of Department training
  • An ongoing commitment to Maths teacher training and development through various programmes

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. All Heads of Department need to provide their departments with robust Schemes of Work, but also empower them to design great lessons and to develop their teaching.


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 5 year plan, medium term plans for Years 7 – 11 and samples of the mastery teaching themes, along with the skills and structures to train their own teams, to implement a mastery curriculum in their schools.

Quote from a participant in the programme:

“The facilitators who run the programme are great advocates of student development in mathematics – their passion and drive to want excellent mathematics teaching is evident in their whole presence at all sessions of the programme. A key reason why I will continue to develop myself in education through their great work.”

Register your interest in the 2018-19 Programme:

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.

Session 1 - Tues 06 November 2018, 11.00-17.00
Session 2 - Wednesday 30 January 2019, 09.00-15.00
Session 3 - Wednesday 27 March 2019, 09.00-15.00
Session 4 - Monday 24 June 2019, 09.00-15.00

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.

Session 1 -Tuesday 06 November 2018, 11.00-17.00 at OIE Adwick
Session 2 - Wednesday 30 January 2019, 09.00-15.00 at OIE Acklam
Session 3 - Wednesday 27 March 2019, 09.00-15.00 at OIE Acklam
Session 4 - Monday 24 June 2019, 09.00-15.00 at OIE Adwick

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.

  • These sessions are 08:30am to 3.30pm
Session 1 - Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield
Session 2 - Thursday 10th January 2019 at Outwood Academy Ripon,
Session 3 - Tuesday 5th March 2019 at Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield
Session 4 - Tuesday 18th June 2019 at Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield

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