Primary teachers and primary schools sought to take forward teaching for mastery: two separate recruitment exercises

  • The NCETM is today announcing details of the recruitment of a second wave of teachers to become specialists in mastery approaches to teaching primary mathematics. 140 primary teachers will be selected to join the Mastery Specialists Programme, run by the NCETM in conjunction with Maths Hubs. Each Maths Hub will select four teachers to take part in the development phase of the programme during 2016/2017, following in the footsteps of the same number recruited a year ago.

Information about this second wave of recruitment and the application form can be found here. The closing date for returning applications to the NCETM is 1 June 2016.

  • Also being announced today are details of a separate process, led by Maths Hubs, to recruit primary schools to work with the first wave of Mastery Specialists, who are now approaching the end of their development year. In 2016/2017, each of the Mastery Specialists will work with six schools in his/her Maths Hub area, to develop teaching for mastery approaches in those schools. This is a significant opportunity for the professional development of teachers in these schools, for which there will be no charge. In addition, a small subsidy will be available towards release time for these teachers. Each group of six schools will form a Work Group as part of the wider Maths Hub programme of teaching for mastery activities.

Information and details of how to apply to take part in this valuable collaborative school development opportunity can be found here. Applications must be returned to your Maths Hub by 8 June 2016.