This network is excellent continued professional development for teachers in their early career who are both passionate and keen to develop their practice in primary maths. It will enhance both an understanding of the core curriculum content and the fundamental principles of the mastery pedagogy whilst considering the implications of how children learn best.

The session will explore the importance of the teaching for mastery five big ideas in enabling all of our children to become a mathematician.

Information shared in the session is based on international research about the impact of teaching for mastery and its potential to unlock inclusive maths lessons. Delegates will be introduced to some practical teaching strategies that enable us to bring these concepts to life in our classrooms.

There will be further exploration of the need to teach metacognitive strategies explicitly alongside mathematical context, and methods to do so.

After exploring this information through discussion and reflection time, a planned gap task will give attendees the time to plan using the new knowledge gained and the teaching strategies shared.


  • Understand what the TfM 5 Big ideas are and why they are so important
  • Know the purpose of the TfM big ideas as a pedagogy and how these are at the heart in creating inclusive maths lessons and practices
  • Recognise the purpose of fluency and why it is important with regards to combatting cognitive overload
  • Develop practical teaching tools for teaching fluency, supported by the theory of dual coding


  • Teachers will be able to know and name the TfM 5 principles
  • They will understand how these translate into their maths practice
  • Teachers will appreciate how these principles create inclusive classrooms
  • Teachers will begin to reflect upon the challenges cognitive overload presents us when teaching mathematics
  • They will have begun to develop practical teaching tools for teaching fluency, in particular the formal written methods

Date:  20 April 2022

Wainwright Primary Academy
Harrop White Road
NG19 6TF

Duration: 1:00 – 3:30pm

Delivered by: Carah Westmoreland and Claire Gledhill

Cost: £50/1 unit for Associated Partners/Free for all Diverse Association School Direct Trainees

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How to book: Book your place here