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Teaching for Mastery Primary – Development


Application form available here.  

During the 2022/23 school year, Maths Hubs across England will be working with thousands of primary schools to continue the spread of teaching for mastery across England.

The Teaching for Mastery Programme is a professional development opportunity designed to support teachers like you to develop best practice in maths in your school. It is suitable for schools interested in implementing a teaching for mastery approach to maths.

What is involved?

Two teachers from each participating school join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools. Each Work Group is led by a trained Primary Mastery Specialist. Work Groups meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school.

Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.

Who can take part?

This programme is for state-funded primary schools in England. Two teachers from each participant school will attend six half-day meetings during the school year, and lead teaching for mastery development in their own school.

NB: Schools can only take part in this particular Work Group once. However, there are other Work Groups dealing with teaching for mastery which are available in the year after a school is in a Development Work Group and beyond. Talk to your Maths Hub about your options.


  • Pupils will show a positive attitude towards maths, enjoy learning the subject and demonstrate a growth mindset
  • Leaders will develop a common vision, culture and set a principles which support teaching for mastery
  • Teachers will enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on progression within key areas of maths
  • Teachers will cultivate a deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies related to teaching for mastery

What is the cost?

The Primary Teaching for Mastery Development Work Groups project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools. 

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

Primary Teaching for Mastery – Development Flyer