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Primary Mastery Subject Leaders - 5 Day Training Programme

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Harrogate Grammar School

Arthurs Ave


United Kingdom

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Primary Mastery Subject Leaders

Maths Hubs are working in close partnership with the NCETM to support mathematics teaching for mastery. Hubs are supporting schools to experience, experiment with, and implement teaching for mastery approaches in maths lessons, and to develop leadership and professional learning approaches that support teachers and pupils in this pursuit.

Primary Mastery Subject Leaders Training

This training is designed for Primary Maths Subject Leaders. Participants should have the capacity and capability to lead mathematics across Key Stage 1 and 2. They should have the potential to be an outstanding role model. It is also anticipated that participants will take responsibility for developing and improving the teaching of maths across their own school and possibly within Local Clusters. This programme will focus on teaching maths for mastery in line with the national priority. It will support participant’s ability to lead and influence others.

Outline of the programme

Session 1 - Introduction to Mastery; the features of mastery pedagogy. Understanding the five big ideas and use of Representation and Structure.

Session 2 - Variation (procedural and conceptual). Use of Bar Modelling.

Session 3 – Mathematical Thinking (reasoning). Use of Maths Journals.

Session 4 – Resources to support Mastery. Collaborative planning of a unit of work; planning a coherent journey.

Session 5 – Maths Leadership; identifying areas of Leadership in order to support others and lead change effectively.

Outcomes of the programme

Delegates will have opportunity to:

Enhance their subject knowledge

Gain an understanding of the recommended methods for teaching for mastery 

Explore and develop appropriate pedagogy and resources

Develop leadership skills and attributes to influence others

Develop in collaboration with the rest of the Primary Mastery Subject Leaders, training to cascade within their own school

Take collective responsibility for reaching more teachers through the work of the Maths Hub

Expectations of participating schools and teachers

Schools that wish to participate in the training must commit to the following:

The mastery maths leader will be released to attend five separate full-day training days on:

Session 1 – 1st November 2016

Session 2 – 6th December 2016

Session 3 – 30th January 2017

Session 4 – 28th March 2017

Session 5 – 23rd May 2017

All sessions will take place at Harrogate Grammar School, 9:30 – 4:30.

Any professional development gap tasks between the training sessions

Primary Mastery Subject Leaders will be fully supported by senior leadership as they lead the gap tasks between each session.

Costs for participation

The main cost of the training is being funded by The Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub. Therefore the five days training will cost only £125 per participant for the full 5 days.

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