It was clear something had to give. We started looking into maths programmes that promised to help us improve our pupils learning. Unfortunately, we found that too many of them were inadequate or simply not professional. Finally, we discovered the mastery approach to maths and with it, the cornerstone of good teaching — textbooks and training.
We booked a three day mastery training course with MNP and discovered that the key concepts complimented our own PhD learning, providing sound theories that made perfect sense. It was clear that this approach was making children more confident and that the fundamentals were based in good teaching — it wasn’t rocket science!
Having implemented the programme in our school, we thought you might like to know about how we did it, the challenges we faced and the impact it’s had on our school.