The BBO Maths Hub is delighted to announce that our annual conference will be taking place this year on 20 March 2023. This event always attracts a wealth of high quality speakers presenting on a range of topics across all phases and is a day not to be missed! To register your interest in attending, please fill in the form here.
Teaching for Mastery Open Events
The BBO Hub is holding a number of open events over the coming months giving the chance to find out about Teaching for Mastery and how it can have a positive impact in schools. If you are interested in applying to become a Primary or Secondary Mastery Specialist or would like your school to start the Mastery journey, these sessions will be a valuable opportunity to observe a maths lesson based on the Mastery Approach and ask the team at the hosting school about their own Mastery journey. Below are links to the events taking place in Oxfordshire which you can use to register :
Primary Open Events
Secondary Open Events
- WHEATLEY PARK SCHOOL – 6 FEB 1.30pm
- DIDCOT GIRLS’ SCHOOL – 20 FEB 12.45pm
- JOHN MASON SCHOOL – 7 MAR 8.15am
- CHENEY SCHOOL – 13 MAR 8.30am
Looking ahead to the next academic year, The NCETM and Maths Hubs are now accepting applications for five programmes designed to develop teachers as experts in teaching for mastery and the leadership of professional development. The programmes are:
- Primary Mastery Specialist
- Secondary Mastery Specialist
- Further Education Mastery Specialist
- Professional Development Lead
- School Development Lead
What do the programmes involve?
All the programmes are designed to develop teachers as local leaders of mathematics education (LLME), who lead various strands of activity of their Maths Hub at a local level.
The Primary Mastery Specialist Programme is now in its ninth year, and the Secondary Mastery Specialist Programme is in its eighth year. The programme to develop Further Education Mastery Specialists is new in 2023; more information about it is available in our recent news item, Mastery Specialists in GCSE Resit and Functional Skills. All Mastery Specialists are classroom-based practitioners who develop teaching for mastery in their own classrooms, and go on to lead Work Groups to support other schools or colleges and their teachers locally.
Professional Development Leads and School Development Leads are expert teachers of maths who have responsibility for maths-specific professional development beyond their own school.
How can you apply?
Follow the links above to visit the webpage of the programme you are interested in applying for, and download and read the information document. When you have secured the support of your headteacher/senior leader, complete the online application form. The closing date for applications is Friday 31 March at 5pm.