Teaching maths for Mastery

Our aim is for Hastings to be a centre of excellence for teaching Maths, and for pupils to achieve Maths results that place them in the top half of the country at all key stages.

Teaching ‘Maths for mastery’ is an approach which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. Fewer topics are covered in greater depth, emphasising problem solving and mathematical thinking, an approach that has been shown to successfully improve pupil attainment.

We are supporting teachers in Hastings to become expert at teaching ‘Maths for mastery’ through two projects:

  • Training has begun in eleven Hastings schools to implement ‘Mathematics mastery’. The intensive two-year programme includes regular coaching and support for teachers and key stage leaders in all participating schools, to ensure that new techniques learnt become embedded throughout the school. Workshops are also delivered to parents, as part of the programme, so that they can improve their own Maths and help guide their child’s learning.
  • The Sussex Maths Hub is delivering more training in the Hastings area to support schools to adopt mastery approaches to teaching maths.