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Mastery Readiness


Application form available here.  

A programme for primary schools that want to adopt teaching for mastery in maths, but would benefit from a staged approach.

Who can take part?

Schools will have an identifiable barrier to being able to successfully implement teaching for mastery at present. Barriers may include an Ofsted grading of RI or Inadequate, poor pupil progress in maths, serving an area of low social mobility, or issues in the school that have meant the implementation of sustained change has been difficult.

What is involved?

Schools with additional challenges need bespoke support to ensure their systems and cultures are conducive to a teaching for mastery approach. Those who are not yet ready to join a Teaching for Mastery Development Work Group will prepare for implementing a teaching for mastery approach which is embedded and sustained across the whole school. This will involve receiving support from Mastery Readiness Leads, and developing classroom culture and attitudes to maths that will support a teaching for mastery approach, both on the part of teachers and their pupils.

After the year-long programme, Mastery Readiness schools will be ready to progress into Development Work Groups and beyond.


  • Your pupils will demonstrate an improved mathematical mindset and potential progress in the project
  • Your school leaders will promote a collaborative learning culture amongst staff in order to make improvement to the teaching and learning of maths
  • you will put into practice the school’s shared vision for what maths will look like in your school
  • You will try new approaches to teaching maths and reflect on the impact of your changes regularly, so that you can share good practice beyond your own classroom

What is the cost?

There is no charge for participation in this programme. However, schools must ensure that staff are released to engage in the workshops and school visits, and that the headteacher attends events where appropriate.

You can find the application form here which we kindly ask you to complete and return to

If you have any questions, please get in touch with

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