This programme is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading mathematics across a school.
All applicants must have completed at least 1 year of the Department for Education’s Teaching for Mastery programme (not mandatory but envisioned). If not completed at least 1 year of the programme, equivalent mastery expertise should be demonstrated.
The programme aims to help you and your school by supporting you to:
- Build the skills to effectively develop others and lead a powerful whole-school mathematics strategy
- Develop the skills to help colleagues develop mathematics across the curriculum – without creating unnecessary workload
- Learn how to help colleagues develop evidence-informed mathematical teaching, focused on improving classroom teaching and outcomes for all pupils
- Lead and guide others to develop their approach to ‘mastery mathematics’, supporting pupils to build a deep understanding of concepts, secure number sense, and positive attitudes towards mathematics.
This is a 15-month programme involving 12 months’ delivery through seminar workshops and self-directed on-line learning and up to three months for assessment. The programme will give participants the essential knowledge, skills and concepts underpinning the successful leadership of mathematics across a school. It will do so through exploring the following content modules based on the DfE’s NPQ frameworks:
- Developing Primary Mathematics
- School culture
- How pupils learn
- Subject and Curriculum
- Classroom practice
- Adaptive teaching
- Professional development
The programme is delivered through:
- Evidence-based on-line content using Teach First materials exploring each of the content modules
- Seminars providing you with an opportunity for peer learning and the consolidation of learning within each of the content modules
- Two face -to-face conferences to provide further opportunity for peer learning combined with expert input from specialist practitioners
Teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools, as well as those employed in state-funded organisations in England that offer education to 16–19-year-olds, will be able to access DfE funded training scholarships for all NPQs. This funding will be available to support participants undertaking NPQs in 22/23 and 23/24.
Organisations eligible to access funded training scholarships include:
- independent special schools.
- virtual schools (Local Authority run organisations that support the education of children in care).
- hospital schools not already included in other categories of eligible organisations.
young offender institutions.
There’s extra funding per teacher on an NPQ for your school/setting if it falls into one of these categories:
- state-funded primary schools with 1-150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £800
- state-funded primary schools with 150+ pupils will receive a grant payment of £200
- state-funded secondary schools / 16 to 19 educational settings with 1-600 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200.
If your school is not eligible for DfE scholarship funding, the cost for the NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM) is £901.