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Secondary Mastery Specialists

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

Want to become a specialist in teaching for mastery and support your own and other schools to develop teaching for mastery approaches? Join the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme. During the programme you will receive fully funded professional development from experts, have time to develop your own expertise, and then to support others.

Our diagram shows a school’s journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school’s journey starts:

What is involved?

  • Year One: you participate in several professional development events and focus on developing your classroom teaching.
  • Year Two: your focus is on developing teaching for mastery approaches within your department and honing your skills in leading professional development.
  • Year Three and beyond: you support key teachers in other local schools to develop a teaching for mastery approach within their departments.

All the time, you keep in touch with other specialists across the country in online groups. You can share experiences and continue developmental conversations.

To support you in developing your role as a leader of professional development you will be enrolled in the NCETM’s PD Lead Programme during the second year of the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme.

What will you learn?

In the 2017 summer term, NCETM asked some Mastery Specialists for examples of what was changing at their schools as a result of their participation in the programme. They told them about work both in their classrooms and with colleagues in maths departments. You can explore this collection of videos here on the NCETM website.

What is the cost?

The Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

How do I sign up?

Click Register to apply for this programme.

Applications close on 29 March 2024.

How can you find out more?

Hear from Mastery Specialists in our videos below. Find out more about mastery in our case studies here. And take a look at the Mastery Specialist Programme in more detail in this diagram

This video was produced in 2018/19. It describes the programme in more detail and lets you hear from teachers in some of the schools involved.