Lesson Design

Lesson Design

Mastery Focused Issue: Lesson Design

(Year 1 and Year 2 focus)

This work group will give you the opportunity to learn with an experienced mastery specialist, where you will be collaboratively planning and working with the NCETM Mastery Professional Development Materials to improve your confidence with lesson design.

Refining teachers’ understanding of lesson design is a crucial element of developing teaching for mastery.  Teachers in this Work Group will observe lessons together to understand the key elements of a mastery lesson and plan collaboratively (drawing on Mastery Professional Development materials produced by NCETM/Maths Hubs) and in doing so will improve lesson design across their school.

How will it work?

It involves three face to face workshops with Jonathan East, mastery specialist,  across the Autumn and Spring term. Participants will be expected to attend all workshops.

Who is it aimed at?

Schools who have already begun their journey towards ‘Teaching to Mastery’.

Two colleagues from the same school need to attend. This ideally should be a Year 1 or Year 2 teacher and the maths lead. We find this approach works best to facilitate greater whole school change.

Practitioners will work together to design, deliver, observe and evaluate lessons as well as discussing progress and actions with the Work Group Lead.


What is the time commitment?

Schools will be expected to release participants for the days required and to support them in providing time for collaborative work and the delivery of project gap tasks in school.

It is expected that participating schools will be making attempts to embed mastery in their school.


Day 1: Thursday 6th December 2018 (9-3:30pm)

(Lesson observation, key elements of mastery, planning and use of NCETM professional development materials)

Gap Task in own setting

Day 2: Thursday 7th February 2019 (4.30 – 6.30pm)

(Worksheet design, intelligent practice and variation, collaborative planning)

Gap Task in own setting

Day 3: Thursday 14th March 2019 (9-12.30pm)

(Lesson observation, teacher research group)


There is no charge for teachers and schools to take part in this Work Group. All costs are met by Maths Hub funds.


Jonathan East who is Maths Lead at Ashburnham Community School, 17 Blantyre St, Chelsea, London SW10 0DT

 Jonathan is also a Mastery Specialist and holds an NCETM PD Lead Accreditation.

If you’re interested, what next?

You will need to fill out an Expression of Interest form and send it to michelle.foster@lcwmathshub.co.uk