Maths Hub Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups
In 2020/21 all Maths Hubs are participating in a Network Collaborative Project developing secondary mathematics teaching for mastery.
Two teachers from each participating school will become 'Mastery Advocates' in their own departments and join a Work Group, consisting of two local secondary schools, and led by a trained Secondary Mastery Specialist.
Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups, or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery, and in between meetings the teachers will explore mastery approaches both in their own classrooms and across their school.
They will also receive support from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist, who leads the group. This model of professional development, involving hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support, is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.
Once the school has completed its first year in the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Group, it will then move on the next phases Embedding Teaching for Mastery Work Group, followed by Sustaining and Embedding Teaching for Mastery Work Group.