What is Mastery? An Introduction

Future mathematical learning is built on solid foundations which do not need to be re-taught.



The essential idea behind ‘mastery’ is that all children need a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning so that there is no need for separate catch-up programmes due to some children falling behind.  Children who, under other teaching approaches, can often fall a long way behind are better able to keep up with their peers, so that gaps in attainment are narrowed whilst the attainment of all is raised.

Teaching For Mastery Leads

Jess Paul and Sue Wilson

Teaching For Mastery Specialist Teachers

Sarah Anderson – Swaythling Primary School

Debbie Lewis – Yarmouth CofE Primary School

Carla Laney – St John’s Primary School and St Mark’s Primary School

Jane James – Highbury Primary School

Denise Phillips – Townhill Junior School

Fiona Steele – Gurnard Primary School

Natalie Pullen – Northern Parade Schools

Lucy Hill – Winterslow CofE Primary School

Abby Goodchild – Weeke Primary School

Joanne Armes – Four Lanes Infant School

Chris Baker – Bartley CofE Junior School

Hiltingbury Junior School

Trainee Specialist Teachers

Zoe Loosemore – Merdon Junior School

Mandy Hooper – Blackfield Primary and Fawley Infant School

Shannon Butler – William Gilpin Primary School

Sam Turner – Petersfield Infant School

Charlotte Shawyer – Langstone Junior School

Sarah Andrews – St Denys Primary School

Steph Walker – North Waltham Primary School

Allison Brown – Halterworth Community Primary School

Application for specialist teachers and teacher research group school are now closed, but there will be more opportunities next year.  However, have a look at our current 2018/19 programme as there are several other ways to get involved with teaching for mastery.


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