We are delighted to be recruiting for a range of Leadership Opportunities, for the 2024 – 25 academic year.
- Primary Mastery Specialist
- Secondary Mastery Specialist
- Post 16 Mastery Specialist (please read below for further information)
- Professional Development Lead
- School Development Lead
Please note that the recruitment windows for all leadership roles are open until Friday 29th March 2024.
Primary and Secondary Mastery Specialists
Mastery Specialists are classroom practitioners who develop expertise in the Mastery approach to teaching maths. Through rigorous and interactive training, they become experts in introducing and embedding Mastery. After first developing a Mastery approach in their own classrooms, they go on to support colleagues in their own and other schools.
There are now hundreds of Mastery Specialists across the country, working with thousands of schools.
For Primary Mastery Specialists, please read this information document from the NCETM to find out more about this role: Information Document
Primary Mastery Specialist Application Form (please log in to Axis to complete this form): Application Form
For Secondary Mastery Specialists, please read this information document from the NCETM to find out more about this role: Information Document
Secondary Mastery Specialist Application Form (please log in to Axis to complete this form): Application Form
Post 16 GCSE and FSQ Mastery Specialists
The programme is for practitioners of post-16 GCSE Maths resit and/or Functional Skills Maths who are currently employed in a post-16 setting and regularly teaching maths to students aged 16-19.
Participants must have at least two years’ experience teaching post-16 GCSE/FSQ maths, with the capacity to lead change within their own institutions. They may be based in FE colleges, Sixth Form colleges, or other post-16 settings.
Participating FE establishments will nominate a lead teacher to develop as a Mastery Specialist and follow a minimum two-year programme.
The programme has an initial training year, followed by a second year and beyond in which specialists support others. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills to develop highly effective approaches to the teaching of GCSE Maths resit and Functional Skills Maths, using the principles of teaching for mastery.
During the first year, the emphasis will be on the lead teacher developing their knowledge, understanding and skills of teaching for mastery in their own establishment.
Upon completion of the first year of the programme, participants will join a collaborative cohort of Mastery Specialists according to their provision type. Participants will continue to develop teaching for mastery approaches in their own institutions, working with their colleagues whilst being supported by peers in the collaborative cohort.
Please read this information document to learn more about the role and the eligibility criteria.
Post 16 Mastery Specialist Application Form (please log in to Axis to complete this form): Application Form
PD (Professional Development) Lead
NCETM Professional Development Lead Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of maths. This programme is for teachers of maths (all phases from Early Years to post-16) who have existing commitments and responsibility for designing, leading and evaluating maths teacher professional development, and the potential to develop further.
Please read this PD Lead information document from the NCETM to learn more: Information Document
PD Lead Application Form (please log in to Axis to complete this form): Application Form
School Development Lead
This project aims to support mathematics leads whose role is to lead change in a school or group of schools other than their own. The programme is for teachers leading change in a school or group of schools other than their own, and will benefit those who have previous experience of developing leadership capacity in schools/groups of schools or who are new to the role. Please note NW1 are currently only accepting applications for this role from practitioners who hold Teaching for Mastery Specialism or PD Lead accreditation.
Please read this School Development Lead information document from the NCETM to learn more: Information Document
School Development Lead Application Form (please log in to Axis to complete this form): Application Form