During 2016/17 all Hubs have had up to 4 secondary teaching for mastery specialists working in their Hub area. Their work has consisted of the following elements:
- Participation in three 24-hour residentials across the year looking at the elements of teaching for mastery;
- Undertaking research and development work in their own classroom, developing their own understanding and practice of teaching for mastery approaches;
- Working with colleagues within their own department, supporting individual teachers’ understanding and practice and developing departmental policies, practices and systems.
- Beginning to work with colleagues outside of their own school through the vehicle of teacher research groups (TRGs).
For the Jurassic Maths Hub the specialists are:
- Gary Potter, The Purbeck School, Dorset
- Dawn Dyer, Stoke Damerel Community College, Plymouth
- Jonathon Schuring, Twynham School, Dorset
- Owen Gratton, Torquay Academy, Torquay
The Teaching for Mastery Work Groups
In 2017/18 all Maths Hubs will have a Work Group led by their Mastery Specialists to develop practice at a local level. The Work Group will be an opportunity for collaborative professional development activity. It will support all participants in developing a shared understanding of teaching for mastery principles and provide an environment where new classroom and departmental practices can be tried out, shared and developed. Work Group activities might typically include:
- Exploring aspects of teaching for mastery together – coming to a shared understanding;
- Engaging in the collaborative planning of lessons;
- Being involved in shared, mutual observation of lessons (live and/or videod);
- Developing curriculum materials;
- Developing curriculum plans and policies.
Further details about how to join a Work Group will be shared soon.