Secondary Work Groups

Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme

Applications for Cohort 4 of our Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme (2019/20) have just closed. Details on registration for the 2020/21 programme will be detailed here at a later date.

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups 2019/20

closing date 10 june 2019

Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (Mastery Advocates) to join a work group.  You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, as well as receiving bespoke support.


In a Teaching for Mastery work group you will:

  •  Collaborate with colleagues from your other local schools to share best practice
  •  Get individual support and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME)
  •  Take away ideas to help your students become more confident mathematicians ready to tackle GCSE’s and A Levels
  •  Introduce and embed teaching for mastery in your classroom and department


Mastery advocates

The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘mastery advocates’  Initially you will be part of a work group for a year.  You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist.  Beyond this, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work group as you embed mastery across your department.  This opportunity is suitable for all maths teachers, from NQT’s to Heads of Departments.  It requires the support of your Headteacher / a member of SLT.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please read this information and complete and return the application (available here), directly to us by 10 June 2019.


We will announce details of further Secondary Work Groups soon.