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A free chance to observe teaching for mastery in maths

The North Midlands Specialist Maths Hub, based at Painsley Catholic College, is offering an opportunity for primary school teachers to see a ‘Mastery’ lesson being delivered by two Mastery Specialist teachers at Meir Heath Academy, Stoke-on-Trent on 11th and 12th March.  The two teachers, one from Meir Heath Academy, Stoke-on-Trent and one from The Priory in Walsall were selected last year to take part in a prestigious teacher exchange, focusing on mathematics, with a partner school in Shanghai.

Mrs. Andrea Turkmen and Mr. Lewis McGee are among around 100 expert mathematics teachers from schools across England taking part in the exchange programme as part of the Maths Hub Mastery Programme.

The purpose of the programme is to further develop the understanding and implementation of mastery approaches to teaching maths in Meir Heath Academy and The Priory School, and in local partner schools, they will be working with during the school year 2019/20.

The Mastery lesson will give colleagues from across the region the chance to see a demonstration of excellent classroom practice and to find out more about the wider Teaching for Mastery programme.  Places are free but interested parties do need to sign up in advance, to find out more contact the local Maths hub by emailing

This is one part of the Teaching for Mastery Programme, run by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) in conjunction with the Maths Hubs Programme, and funded by the DfE. Funding for the four-year programme, initially amounting to £41m, was launched in July 2016 and over 200 schools have worked with the North Mids Maths Hub on the mastery programme since 2016.

There are 37 Maths Hubs, spread across England, each led by a school with a record of high achievement in maths, and of supporting, improvements in maths teaching and learning in neighbouring schools.