Mastery is not an educational fad or gimmick. The term is simply a label which refers to children doing maths deeply, effectively and efficiently, and already for thousands of teachers, ‘mastery’ has been a catalyst for deeper thought about their teaching. All teachers want their pupils to be assured and successful mathematicians, and mastery enables this. More information about teaching for mastery can be found at www.ncetm.org.uk/mastery; the ‘Managing Mastery’ headteacher interviews may be particularly useful.
Surrey Plus Maths Hub run both Primary and Secondary Teaching for Mastery Work Groups as well training new Mastery Specialists to work across schools to help introduce and embed Mastery.