Secondary Teaching for Mastery 2019 / 2020

Secondary Teaching for Mastery 2019/20 is now fully recruited. Please read below for more information as this will be on offer again for 2020 / 21 and recruitment for future specialists and schools to work in Research Groups will be in Spring 2020.

You might like to read a document about the core themes of teaching for mastery in a secondary school context and see our statement here.

You might also like to look at the Resources tab for materials including assessment guidance.

Teaching for Mastery Specilialists

During the last few years all Hubs have recruited 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).

Jurassic now has 11 specialists in schools across the region.

The Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

All Maths Hubs have Work Groups led by their Mastery Specialists to develop practice at a local level.  The Work Groups are an opportunity for collaborative professional development activity. They 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 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.

Participating are entitled to two years of support.