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Primary Mastery Specialists

Course Details:
Area: Leadership
Aim: Become a Mastery Specialist working in the Primary phase

There are currently hundreds of Mastery Specialists supporting colleagues in their own schools and beyond to develop mastery approaches to maths teaching. Mastery Specialists are classroom-based practitioners who develop expertise in mastery and lead Work Groups to support other schools and teachers locally. Participating in the programme will provide the following benefits to the Mastery Specialists and their schools:

  • · Mastery Specialists will develop:
    • understanding of the principles of mastery within the context of teaching maths
    • deep subject and pedagogical knowledge of primary maths to support teaching for mastery
    • skills of teaching, planning and assessment to effectively support pupils in developing a deep and sustainable understanding (i.e. mastery) of maths
    • professional development leadership skills to support teachers, within their own school and in other schools, to adopt a teaching for mastery approach, including leading Teacher Research Groups.
  • Mastery Specialists will have the opportunity to work closely with the NCETM central team and the national and local communities of Mastery Specialists
  • Mastery Specialists who are not already accredited NCETM PD Leads will be able to gain this accreditation through successful completion of the programme
  • The Mastery Specialist’s school will benefit from high-quality and sustained support in embedding teaching for mastery across the school.

There are now approaching 1,000 Primary Mastery Specialists established and operational. They will collectively have worked with more than 8,000 other primary schools, which represents around half of all primary schools in England.

Want to know more?

This short video tells us more about how Mastery Specialists are trained and what their role involves:

How do I sign up?

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Applications close on 29 March 2024