Applying Mastery in a Multi-age Classroom

This page contains the final report of a small-scale action research project which explored  teaching for mastery in mixed-age classes, focussing on how to teach so that children move through the programmes of study for their year group at ‘broadly the same pace’, a crucial issue when focussing on ‘closing the gap’.

The report includes a number of case studies focusing both on adapting the lesson structure to allow a focus on age-related expectations in a mixed-age class and elements of mastery (or quality first teaching) which proved to be significant during the project.

Applying Mastery in a Multi-Age Classroom – Final Report

  • Structuring the lesson:
    Keeping the class together where possible: a flexible approach.
    Providing separate teaching for individual year groups:
  • Quality First Teaching