MASTERING NUMBER PROGRAMME
A NATIONWIDE PROJECT FOR 2021/22 AIMED AT TEACHERS AND PUPILS IN RECEPTION, YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2
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. This document gives information about the Work Groups and how schools can apply to be involved.
A school’s participation involves teachers from each of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (in one-form entry schools), the maths subject lead, and the headteacher. In small schools, there may be just one or two participating class teachers. In larger, multi-form schools, it is expected that lead teachers support colleagues in Reception and KS1 to adopt the same approach in their classes, to ensure consistency across the school.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Lead participants from Work Group schools will be three teachers, one each from Reception, Year 1 and year 2, with some support given to subject leaders and headteachers.
Any primary school can apply, and there are thousands of places. Should the programme be oversubscribed, priority will be given to schools with the highest levels of disadvantage. Early applications will be welcomed.
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.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The Mastering Number project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
FIND OUT MORE
If you’d like to find out more about the programme before applying, you, a colleague or your headteacher can join one of three online information/taster sessions on the following dates: