Maths Hubs Teaching for Mastery programme praised in recent Ofsted report

Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub Teaching for Mastery programme has recently received praise by Ofsted.

The Teaching for Mastery Work Groups, led by Mastery Specialists are designed for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach and describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.

Sarah Fenna, Yorkshire and the Humber Maths Hub’s Primary Mastery Specialist has successfully used her Maths Hub training within her maths lead role, to implement a whole school Teaching for Mastery approach at Swillington Primary School.

The primary school, based in Leeds were inspected by Ofsted in May 2019 in which they were rated a ‘Good’ school. In an extract from the report it praised the improvement in the teaching of mathematics stating:

“At the last inspection, leaders were asked to improve the teaching of mathematics and to make sure that the most able pupils were challenged in this subject. The leader in mathematics is a specialist teacher and has a well-developed understanding of her subject. She was able to show many examples of checking the quality of teaching and the actions she has taken to provide additional training to the whole staff or support to individual teachers as a result of her findings.”
Swillington Primary School, 4th June 2019

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Lauren Orange