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Maths Mastery at SJS

What is Maths Mastery?

Maths mastery is an approach to teaching which aims to improve pupils’ understanding, enjoyment and attainment in mathematics. Teaching for mastery’s principles include high expectations for every child, ‘depth before breadth’, and a focus on problem-solving and conceptual understanding using a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. Teaching for mastery is believing that every child can be a mathematician.

Mastery at St John’s Primary and Nursery School

In September 2016 we joined the national project which was put together by the DFE to train Mastery Specialist Teachers across the UK. As a leading school in teaching for mastery, we now host Teacher Research Groups across the academic year, a great opportunity for teachers to come together, observe maths lessons and share ideas and best practice with colleagues in schools across Southampton and Hampshire.

If you would like to know more about the Teaching for Mastery programme please take a look at these websites: