Here is the application form and would like to invite you for an early start to the September programme. As the attached form details, the specialist programme can support the school with the use of Teacher Work Groups.
Each Work Group will be led by one of the Maths Hub’s Mastery Specialists and involve six or seven primary schools. During the year, they will work closely together to introduce and develop approaches to teaching for mastery. The Work Group activity will include:
Each school identifying two teachers to lead developments within their school
The two teachers working together with the Mastery Specialist and teachers from the other Work Group schools in half-termly Teacher Research Group (TRG) style meetings and through an online community
Each school receiving a termly support visit from the Mastery Specialist to observe teaching, support in-school TRGs, and work with the lead teachers and head teacher in developing an action plan for the school
The head teacher working with the Mastery Specialist and other Maths Hub’s leadership to develop whole school policies and structures to support teaching for mastery
The lead teachers, supported by the head teacher, working with colleagues to develop teaching for mastery approaches in the classroom, supported by professional development activity including Teacher Research Group methods
Following the first year the schools are expected to then continue being part of the Work Group. This Work Group will no longer be led by the Mastery Specialist, but will be supported by the Maths Hub to continue to work as a collaborative group that supports schools in their development of teaching for mastery.
Typically, this runs from September to July for the next academic year, however, we would like to offer you an extra term of specialist support as part of a pilot TRG of 2- 3 schools, this will then become a larger group of 6 – 7 schools in September and continue working with the same specialist.
During the Summer term, your school would receive the following extra support:
1) An initial twilight meeting with the specialist and other schools
2) 2 additional TRG’s at the Specialist’s school where they will teach a mastery lesson for lesson study
3) Time to reflect on what they have noticed and gained from the TRG
4) Actions to take back to school
5) Gap tasks for the 2 identified teachers
As you will see from the attached application form, this programme receives £1000 funding to cover teacher’s time and £2000 text book funding.
If you would like to be involved please complete the attached form and reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Heaton is leading on the programme but you will have a mastery specialist either Victoria or Natasha who will be in further contact.