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

Mastery Readiness Programme

Teaching for Mastery Development Programme

Embedding Mastery Programme

Teaching for Mastery Sustaining Programme

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

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

Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Primary Programme (SKTM)

Subject Knowledge for Teaching Assistants Programme (SKTM)

Maths SLE programme 

Maths PDL Programme

Connecting ITT

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Advocates Programme

Secondary Teaching for Mastery Embedding and Sustaining Programme

Mathematical thinking for the GCSE

Y5-8 Continuity

Challenging Topics for GCSE

Supporting GCSE Resits

Maths SLE Programme

Maths PDL Programme

Connecting ITT

Core Maths

Developing A Level Pedagogy Work Group

Maths SLE Programme

Maths PDL Programme

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