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Secondary Mastery Pathway  


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Secondary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery:

Some themes and key principles

This document is an attempt to distil some important aspects of what teaching for mastery at Key Stages 3 and 4 might look like and results from ideas generated during the planning of the Secondary Teaching for Mastery Specialist Programme, and discussions with the teachers taking part in the programme.


To help you and your school implement teaching for mastery, NCETM have plenty of useful materials including:


  • Case studies
  • Lesson videos 
  • School leader interviews
  • Blogs, features and podcasts about mastery
They can all be found on the NCETM website here