Children’s chances of success are maximised if they develop deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts at Primary school age. We offer a range of CPD programmes to support primary teachers in gaining an enhanced mathematical subject knowledge.

Primary Teaching for Mastery Sustaining Work Groups

FREE taster webinar Tuesday 29th September 3.45-4.45pm – COVID recovery strategies in a Teaching for Mastery school context

A NEW fully funded Teaching for Mastery phase for 2020/2021.

The ‘sustaining’ phase of Teaching for Mastery is designed to offer FREE support to schools who have previously completed the Teaching for Mastery Programme working with a Mastery Specialist in 2016/17, 2017/18 or 2018/19, and are based in Manchester, Stcokport, Oldham, Rochdale or Bury.

This is an ideal opportunity for schools who are looking to focus on the continued improvement, consistency and refinement of the mastery approach.

Mastery Readiness Work Groups


This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a whole school approach to teaching for mastery and would like to start their mastery journey.

Your school will be part of a Work Group of up to 7 schools working together at workshops.  The Work Group is led by one of our experienced Mastery Readiness Leads. During the year, you will work closely together to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge, as well as supporting teaching, learning and leadership of maths across your school by looking at the Five Big Ideas of Mastery Readiness.

Diagnostics: assessing and addressing children’s difficulties with mathematics


This programme looks at materials and activities to help teachers assess and address children’s difficulties with mathematics.

Aimed at supporting the implementation and progression of a mastery curriculum, this diagnostic approach (developed in New Zealand) is based on interview techniques and a structure of conceptual development. It will support practitioners in their understanding of the strategies to support learners in mathematics.

This fully funded programme is aimed at primary teachers, maths subject leaders and SENCOs.

Primary Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programme


A 3 session programme for teachers to develop enhanced mathematics subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on mathematical structures.

This subject knowledge programme is aimed at primary teachers and will enable them to understand, teach and support pupils in mathematics in the classroom.

A key focus will be on not only improving the participants’ ability to “do” mathematics but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to teach their pupils well. Subject knowledge needs to be linked to pedagogy.