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Secondary Teaching for Mastery – Development

Heard about teaching for mastery? Interested in high quality professional development?

Professional development to enable you to introduce teaching for mastery across your maths department.

Here is a picture which details the pathway a school may take whilst working with the Maths Hub:

What is involved?

Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (‘Mastery Advocates’) to join a Work Group. Mastery Advocates then form part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, and receive bespoke support.

In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group, teachers collaborate with colleagues from local schools, and get support and guidance from a Local Leader of Maths Education (LLME). Participants also take away ideas to help students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A levels, and begin to introduce and embed teaching for mastery.

Who can take part?

This programme is for state-funded secondary schools in England Mastery Advocates should be teachers with the commitment experience and authority to lead developmental work across a maths department. The support of the Head of Maths, and the headteacher or a member of SLT, is also essential.


  • Your students will develop a deep, secure and connected understanding of the maths they are learning
  • You will begin to develop teaching for mastery approaches within your own classroom
  • You and your head of department will begin to develop an understanding of practices and principles aligned to secondary teaching for mastery
  • You will begin to support the teachers in your department to develop teaching for mastery approaches in their practice

What is the cost?

The Secondary Teaching for Mastery – Development 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 us at

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