At St Polycarp’s we have been developing our maths teaching and planning, embracing the ‘Mastery’ approach. We have two maths co-ordinators: Mrs Thomas is responsible for maths in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One and Mrs Tommons is responsible for maths in Key Stage Two.
Mrs Thomas and Mrs Tommons are members of a Teacher Research Group (TRG) which has been responsible for developing the Mastery Approach for teaching maths within a cluster of schools. The work of the TRG is supported by Surrey Plus Maths Hub, which is based at St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School in Woking.
There are a network of Maths Hubs throughout the country and they are affiliated to the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Maths (NCETM).