Teaching for mastery

‘Teaching for mastery’ is a voluntary programme that schools may choose to sign up for under the guidance of one of the 35 maths hubs around the country. The schools accepted onto the programme receive training and support, as well as match-funded money from the government to buy text books from an approved list. There are already 800 schools participating this year. The idea is that more will become involved over the next few years and the programme will be rolled out as more teachers are trained. It is hoped that by 2020, 8000 schools will be taking part. The Department for Education have been allocated £41m for its implementation – an indication of long-term commitment.