NW3 Maths Hub- Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme Cohort 7 APPLY NOW!

Apr 29, 2022

NW3 Maths Hub- Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme Cohort 7 APPLY NOW!

Following the success of the Secondary Mastery Specialist programme thus far, Maths Hubs, working in conjunction with the NCETM, are now seeking applications from secondary schools that wish to nominate ‘lead teachers’ to take part in an important three-year professional development programme leading to the designation of Secondary Mastery Specialist. Schools nominating teachers for this role would be committed to the development of teaching for mastery in the lead teacher’s classroom, across their mathematics department and, later on, to facilitate and support the development of teaching for mastery in a small number of other interested secondary schools within their Maths Hub area.

NW3 Maths Hubs are seeking to appoint primary teachers/leaders with a passion for Maths from within the following areas: Knowsley, Sefton, Liverpool, Wigan and St Helens.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 Friday 20 May 2022.

Please see here for further information about the role including a background to the programme, benefits for the member of staff and school, funding, and time allocated, who should apply and how to apply.

The benefits for schools that apply to be part of the programme include:
• the department developing a curriculum informed by a clear set of principles, policies, practices and systems which support a teaching for mastery approach, as set out in the 2021 DfE Key Stage 3 non-statutory guidance
• the teachers in the department (including the Specialist) developing a deep understanding of the principles and pedagogies underpinning teaching for mastery, and acquiring enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on progression within key areas of maths
• the growth of teachers’ collaborative work, through which planning, teaching and assessment practices are developed
• the Specialist developing their own understanding and practice in supporting collaborative professional development within and beyond school
the department making effective use of materials and resources, including textbooks, to support the design of well-crafted lessons

Developing Teaching for Mastery approaches takes time and is not a ‘quick fix’, but the ultimate goal is that students develop a deep understanding of the mathematical ideas they are taught so that they fully meet the aims of the National Curriculum; show a positive attitude towards maths and demonstrate a growth mindset, leading to improved outcomes.

What is the funding for the programme?
In 2022/23, the Maths Hub will cover the cost of the 15 days’ release time for the nominated lead teacher. In 2023/24, the Maths Hub will cover the cost of the 15 days’ release time for the lead teacher (*see above).
Travel costs to all the training events will also be covered. In 2024/25, the Maths Hub will cover the cost of release time for the Mastery Specialist to participate in local Hub events and at a higher ‘SLE rate’ to enable them to work with other schools.

How to apply?
An application form including headteacher consent form is now available on the NCETM website. Schools applying then undergo a selection procedure undertaken by their local Maths Hub.
APPLICATIONS are now being taken and the closing date for applications is 17:00 Friday 20 May 2022