Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups, or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery. In between meetings, teachers explore mastery approaches in their own classrooms and across their school. Work Groups run for a year initially, with many continuing beyond the first year as mastery is embedded in participants’ schools.

Support is provided from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist who leads the group. This model of professional development involves hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support. It is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.


What is a Work Group?


Maths Hub Projects 2020-21

All of our work next year will be adjusted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential issues that schools will face. As a result, many Work Groups will begin later than usual and there will be use of online communication platforms where appropriate.




National Projects

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths in the Early Years ​​​​

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Primary Programme (SKTM)

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Assistants Programme (SKTM)

Strengthening Partnerships with ITT Providers

Mastering Number Programme

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Primary Early Career Teachers

Building Firm Foundations in Maths - Developing Mathematical Fluency in Early Years Programme

Mathematical Thinking for the GCSE

Y5-8 Continuity

Challenging Topics for GCSE

Supporting GCSE Resits

Strengthening Partnerships with ITT Providers

Secondary Subject Leadership Work Groups

Secondary Maths MAT Leads

Years 7-11 Coherence Work Groups

Specialist Knowledge for the Teaching of Mathematics (Secondary Early Career Teachers)

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (Secondary non-specialist)


Developing A Level Pedagogy Work Group

New to Teaching Core Maths Programme

Developing Core Maths Pedagogy Work Groups

Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit Work Groups

Innovation Projects

Early Career Development Programme (previously NQT/RQT Programme) 

Secondary CPD network 

Excellent Maths Teacher Programme

Secondary Mastery Readiness

Secondary Maths and SEND

In-School ‘Core Mathematics Roadshow’ - Enrichment Opportunities for Y10 students

KS5 Network Meetings