In 2021/22, all Maths Hubs will organise communities of schools following the Mastering Number Programme. This programme will develop solid number sense, including fluency and flexibility with number facts, which will have a lasting impact on future learning for all children. The programme will also involve high quality professional development for teachers.
Each Maths Hub is now seeking to recruit schools to join the Work Groups for this programme. The document gives information about the Work Groups and how schools can apply to be involved.
NW3 Maths Hub will be accepting applications from schools in the following areas: Wigan, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens
Who can apply?
Any primary school can apply, and there are thousands of places. NW3 will be offering 200 places. Should the programme be oversubscribed, priority will be given to schools with the highest levels of disadvantage. Early applications will be welcomed.
N.B Schools in Mastery Readiness, Development and Embedding Work Groups for 2021/22 should prioritise their existing teaching for mastery commitments and therefore should only apply if they feel they have the capacity to commit to both programmes.
Expectations of participating schools
Schools chosen to participate in the Work Group commit to the following expectations:
- The school will introduce Mastering Number in all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, in addition to their daily maths lesson (which could be shortened as a result of participation in this Work Group)
- Teachers will be expected to contribute regularly to an online community led by the Work Group Lead, reflecting on the implementation and impact of the programme, as well as attending two, more formal online sessions, during 2021/22
- Participants in the project will engage in all online synchronous and asynchronous professional development, including three live sessions, throughout the academic year
- The school will provide any feedback required by the Maths Hub and participate in any evaluation processes required.
There is no charge to schools participating in the programme. Resources will be provided for each school, in order for them to teach daily sessions of the Mastering Number Programme.
How to apply
Schools interested in applying to be part of a Work Group in 2021/22 should complete the application form attached and submit it by email to North West Three Maths Hub Lead – Lisa Bradshaw and/or Sarah Makin (Senior Administrator).
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