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Primary TfM Mastery Development 2019/20

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Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups

Information and Application Form for 2019-20- Applications Closed for 2019/20!


In 2019/20, all Maths Hubs will be running primary mathematics Teaching for Mastery Work Groups led by Mastery Specialists. This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a teaching for mastery approach. Although the participation involves two teachers attending events outside of the school, it is expected that these two teachers lead development across the whole school.

The closing date is 10th June 2019 when all applications received will be considered and places allocated. We are looking for 100 Schools and half of these spaces have been allocated already so admit your application as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment.


Application Form Here

Who can apply

The Work Groups are intended for schools that are already committed to using teaching for mastery approaches for primary mathematics. Schools should also have the capacity for engaging in significant development work during 2019/21. Schools that have already begun to engage with teaching for mastery are more likely to be prioritised by the Maths Hub.


There is no charge to schools participating in the Work Group. Each school will receive a £1000 grant towards the cost of the required teacher release time and financial help towards the purchase of textbooks (subject to DfE confirmation.)

How to apply

Schools interested in applying to be part of a Work Group in 2019/20 should complete the application form here and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is the opportunity to engage in the programme with other schools that you already work with, for example as part of an Academy Trust or local cluster of schools. Each school must still make an individual application, but you can indicate on the application form the schools you would like to be placed with.


If you are unsure about applying for this Work Group to start with you can begin with our  Mastery Readiness Work Group.

This project will develop vital skills and practices for schools who have not yet accessed the Teaching for Mastery programme and have an identifiable barrier to them developing TfM across the school. Participant schools will access free workshops and regular high-quality bespoke support of a trained Mastery Readiness Lead and will then get priority to be part of the full Teaching for Mastery Work Groups in Autumn 2020 complete with the associated funding. 

The programme will focus on two key areas first being the development of effective leadership that will remove barriers and put in place structures to support change and teacher professional development in relation to teaching for mastery and second the development of classroom culture and attitudes to mathematics that will support a teaching for mastery approach, both on the part of teachers and their pupils.


If you would like to know more about the Mastery Readiness Programme please email Tara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2018/9 Teacher Research Group Schools

Anston Park Junior School, Park Avenue, Sheffield
Bakewell Infant School, Derbyshire
Bakewell Methodist Junior School, Derbyshire
Bamford Primary School, Derbyshire 
Birdwell Primary School, Barnsley
Birley Spa Primary Academy, Sheffield
Bishop Pursglove CE (VA) Primary School, Derbyshire
Bradwell Junior School, Derbyshire
Brockwell Junior, Derbyshire
Burton Road Primary School, Barnsley
Combs Infant, Derbyshire
Curbar Primary School, Derbyshire
Darton Primary School, Barnsley
Eastwood Village Primary School, Rotherham
Edenthorpe Hall Primary Academ, Doncaster
Great Hucklow Primary, Derbyshire
Greenhill Primary 
Grindleford Primary School, Derbyshire
Hague Bar, Derbyshire
Hayfield Primar, Derbyshire
Heather Garth Primary Academy, Rotherham
High View Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley
Holy Trinity, Barnsley
Hoyland Greenfield Primary School, Barnsley
Hoylandswaine Primary School, Sheffield
Joseph Locke Primary School, Barnsley
Jump Primary Schoo, Barnsley
Kilnhurst Primary School, Rotherham
Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, Barnsley
Lacewood Primar, Rotherham 
Litton CE (A) Primary School, Derbyshire
Longstone C E Primar, Derbyshire
Lydgate Junior School, Sheffield
Millhouse Primary School, Sheffield
Montagu Academy
Oasis Academy Don Valle, Sheffield
Parkside Primary Academy, Barnsley
Peak Forest Primary, Derbyshire
Queens Road Academy, Barnsley
Shaw Wood Academ, Doncaster
Silkstone Primary School, Barnsley
Springvale primary, Barnsley
St Albans CE Primary Schoo, Rotherham
St Ann's Stocksbridge 
St Josephs, Handsworth 
St Lukes CE Primary School, Derbyshire
St Thomas More Catholic Primar, Sheffield 
St Wilfrids, Sheffield
Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire
Walkeringham Primary, Doncaster
Wellgate Primary School, Barnsley
West Meadows Primary School, Barnsley,

2017/8 Teacher Research Group Schools
Anston Hillcrest Primary
Anston Park Infant School
Athersley North Primary
Athersley South Primary
Barnburgh Primary school
Bentley High Street Primary
Blackburn Primary School
Bramley-Sunnyside Infant School
Brinsworth Howarth Primary
Brinsworth Manor Jr School
Canklow Woods Primary
Dore Primary
East Dene Primary
Eyam CoE Primary
Fox Hill Primary
Hatfield Academy
Herringthorpe Infant School
Hexthorpe Primary Academy
High Hazels Academy
Hinde House 2-16 School : Primary Phase
Hunter's Bar I & J School
Kilnhurst Primary
Kingfisher Primary
Kiveton Park Infant School
Lakeside Primary
Laughton J & I School
Lowfield Community Primary
Lydgate Infant School
Monteney Primary
Our Lady and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Rawmarsh Rosehill Junior School
Rawmarsh Thorogate School
Redscope Primary
St Oswald's Academy
Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary
Thrybergh Fullerton CE Primary Academy
Tinsley Meadows Primary
Toll Bar Primary
Wath C of E Primary School
Waverley Academy
West Road

Wickersley Northfield Primary

Developing Working Partnerships for SEND and Mathematics

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    Developing Working Partnerships for SEND and Mathematics



    • Overview

    • This programme involves mainstream and special schools working together to improve SEND provision in maths. Each Work Group Network will be formed from at least one special school working with a group of mainstream schools, either primary, secondary or both, and will focus on a content area or theme – for example understanding and using vocabulary, deeper questioning etc – that is relevant to all students. Participants will explore ways to encourage reasoning and the use of manipulatives, providing a different approach to working with students with SEND across mainstream and special schools. The pedagogy introduced, and any resources trialled, would support the principles of teaching for mastery.

      Who is this for?

    • All School/Subject Leaders,  Class Teachers, Learning Mentors, HLTA’s and TA’s of mathematics at EYFS, primary, secondary, Post 16 and special schools. Ideally teachers should have good subject knowledge and at least two years’ experience in the classroom. This Work Group Network would also be suitable for a SENCo in mainstream schools with a strong background in mathematics.


      Where and when?



    • Talbot Specialist School, Lees Hall Rd, Sheffield S8 9JP  1.30pm -4pm.  7th November 2019, 16th January 2020, 5th March 2020 and 7th May 2020.


    • Toll Bar Primary School, Askern Rd, Toll Bar, Doncaster DN5 0QR  1.30pm -4pm 19th November 2019, 28th January 2020, 17th March 2020 and 19th May 2020.


    • Tykes TSA, Unit 4 (1st Floor above G M Wilson Solicitors), Great Cliffe Court, Barnsley S75  3SP 1.30pm -4pm.  12th November 2019, 21st January 2020, 10th March 2020 and 12th May 2020.


  • Professional Development Centre Rockingham, Roughwood Rd, Rotherham S61 4HY. 1.30pm -4pm 28th November, 29th January 2020, 18th March 2020 and 20th May 2020.


    The leaders for this Work Group Networks are:

  • Cheryl Gaughan                                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Magdalene Lake                                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Alison Burbeary                                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Monthly Newsletter Updates

Newsletters can be found via this link.


Each month, SYMH publishes an e-newsletter for Primary & Secondary & Post 16 phases, that are emailed to all subscribers on our distribution lists.


Should you wish to receive any or all of these regular updates please send your email address to Tara Webster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Colleagues are encouraged to contribute to our newsletters and the website. We would be pleased to hear of your experiences and particularly success stories with your children that you wish to share.


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IRIS Connect

What is IRIS Connect?

Originally set up as a system for teachers to record their own teaching through video capture on a secure and convenient platform IRIS Connect now has the additional feature of being able to host training materials in a secure and useful format. It is now easier to sign up for the FREE content licence via this webpage.


How will this benefit my school?

This will allow all schools to access free of charge training materials developed by the Hub and a platform for schools to benefit from previous workgroups as well as engage with new ones.

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The KS2/3 "Developing Problem Solving using Bar Models" research work group materials are now available.

Additional work groups being developed that intend to share exemplar material and professional development videos include; 

  • Creating teaching for mastery resources
  • Mental agility & subitising research
  • Lesson Study
  • Arithmetic development

In addition to Primary & Secondary based teaching materials.

Problems getting your licence?

Schools can email Katie Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Newsletters & Updates


Every month, the South Yorkshire Maths Hub sends an e-newsletter "Update" for each of the phases, Early Years, Primary and Secondary & Post 16.


We email all subscribers on our distribution lists, if you would like to be on the distribution list please register by emailing Tara Webster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.k

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We welcome contributions to both this website and upcoming newsletters. Please feel free to drop us an email with news of your or your students' achievements, successes that you'd like to share and any events you would like to be promoted.


Newsletter Updates are available below from the links below & PDF versions can be downloaded on the attatchment section. If you would like to be sent any newsletters prior the last date shown please email us and we can send you this direct.


E-newsletter updates


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Secondary (November 2019)


Primary (October 2019) 

Secondary (October 2019)

Primary (September 19) - PDF below

Secondary (September 19) 

Summer Edition 19 - PDF below

Primary ( May 19)

Secondary (May 19) 

Primary (April 19)

Secondary (April 19) 

Primary (March 19)

Secondary (March 19)

Primary (February 19)

Secondary (February 19)

Primary (January 19)

Secondary (January 19)

Primary (December 18)

Secondary (December 18)

 Primary ( November 18)

Secondary ( November 18)

Primary (October 18)

Secondary (October 18)

Primary (September 18)

Secondary (September 18)

Primary (August 18)

Secondary (August 18)

Primary (July 18)

Secondary (July 18)

Post 16 & KS5 (July 18)

Previous years' e-newsletters can be found as PDFs at the bottom of this page

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