This is a new approach that has significant impact on pupils achievement. Miles Chester from New Kings Primary School says “ We became a Mathematics Mastery Partner School in 2012, the very first cohort, I liked the fact that it was cutting edge but we would be monitored closely and it is based on educational research. What interesting to me is seeing how really experienced teachers and more junior teachers can both use the materials and support in the way that works best for them. We’ve had measurable improvement in maths attainment.”
Introducing you to the multi award-winning Mathematics Mastery Primary Programme.
Learning Unlimited has been designated as the Northern Training Provider for the London-based Mathematics Mastery Programme designed by Ark, the top performing academy chain in the country. This programme is having a huge impact on pupils’ achievement in mathematics in some of the schools in the most challenging contexts in the country.
This is an excellent programme for primary schools that is extremely well resourced, including lesson guides and interactive flipcharts for all of the sessions and is rooted in high quality CPD. The programme promotes a strong understanding of the number system through the use of structured imagery throughout the programme.
Schools may apply to buy into the programme and, if accepted, are fully trained in the approach and have access to all of the resources. In order to apply, schools must first attend an information event to find out what the commitment is and the expectations of partner schools. Schools can choose to attend training in London or in Sheffield with Learning Unlimited.
If you are interested in attending one of our information events, please book this via Eventbrite or email
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Specifically we are addressing four fundamental issues:
- Too many children are falling behind
- Not enough children are excelling
- A teaching focus on procedures over understanding
- Negative attitudes towards maths ‘ability’ and enjoyment
A key way we are tackling these issues is by adopting a mastery curriculum, in line with international evidence and the 2014 national curriculum. A mastery curriculum is one in which the large majority of pupils progress through the curriculum content at the same pace, with differentiation through depth not coverage.
A mastery curriculum alone is not enough to transform maths throughout a school. The Mathematics Mastery model therefore combines the ‘mastery curriculum’ with other good practice. We support teachers to change their practice through integrated Continuous Professional Development (CPD), training and in-school support, and by facilitating collaboration between schools.
We believe that:
- No child should be left behind
- Many more children can excel in maths
- Deep understanding is important and achievable
- Every child can enjoy mathematics
Mathematics Mastery aims to transform achievement in mathematics by facilitating a collaborative partnership of schools, committed to a common vision and shared curriculum, who engage in high quality professional development. Through excellent leadership, this results in exceptional teaching, and ensures every child develops a deep understanding of mathematics.