Teaching for Mastery Lead (Cornwall)
Teaching for Mastery Specialist
This year, 13 schools (see below) have been working with the Mastery Specialist, Shelley Beckerleg, and Teaching for Mastery Lead, Jo Makin-Isherwood. Following the application process, they were selected to take part in the working group. Each school nominated two lead teachers who, with the support of the Hub’s Mastery Team in Cornwall, have begun to embed Teaching for Mastery in their schools.
Each school has received a £1000 grant to release their lead teachers, both to work within their schools and to attend working group meetings. The £1000 is the total funding allocated to each school and is to cover all of the teachers’ expenses.
In Cornwall, we have brought together all of the primary schools involved in Cohort 1 for focused training with the aim of building strong links between the schools. In addition, schools have had visits from either Shelley or Jo. The focus of these visits might be to provide support in staff meetings, and carry out learning walks or lesson observations. The Mastery Team aims to help lead teachers build strong foundations for developing Teaching for Mastery in their school, such that they can continue the work beyond the academic year.