The Primary Teaching for Mastery Sustaining Work Group is for all primary schools who have previously participated in a Primary Teaching for Mastery Work Group (TRG), or who are Mastery Specialist schools. It brings together schools that are working on continued development to sustain their teaching for mastery approach to mathematics. It seeks to establish continuing support for collaborative planning and specialist subject knowledge development in primary schools and leadership within the school. Schools that have engaged in Sustaining Work Groups in 2020/21 will continue to work within these professional communities in 2021/22 and beyond.
The Work Group combines six workshop sessions spread out over the year, led by the Work Group Lead (a Mastery Specialist). School-based work is led by the lead participants in their own schools. Workshops include opportunity for:
Participants and their schools will:
Schools participating will have previously taken part in a Primary Teaching for Mastery Work Group and might have received support for embedding teaching for mastery through a Sustaining or Embedding Work Group. A key characteristic of all the schools is strong commitment from both school and subject leadership for sustaining mastery approaches and for most teachers to have already started using mastery approaches. Each school will have a lead participant in the Work Group, normally the subject leader for maths. They are likely to have played a lead role in previous years. At different points in the year other teachers will participate in aspects of the Work Group workshops, either when hosting a TRG session or participating in a collaborative planning session.
The Teaching for Mastery Sustaining project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
This Programme has now started and we are no longer accepting applications for participation in 2021/22, however if you would like to express an interest in our 2022/23 programme, please complete our expression of interest form