Mamie Kelly, Maths Lead – Bentley Heath CE Primary School

Mamie Kelly“Having Hayley, with her enthusiasm and deep understanding, as our Mastery Specialist has been extremely beneficial. Being able to discuss lesson structure, planning and delivery with her and other subject leads has enabled me to embark on the journey of embedding the mastery approach to teaching maths in my own school.

My staff now have a greater understanding of the five big ideas. This has led to increased focus on the structures and representations, coherent small steps and variation within our planning and ultimately within our teaching and learning. Alongside this, the quality of questioning is leading to deeper mathematical thinking and enabling problem solving and reasoning skills to develop.

We have progressed so much in the last 8 months. The buzz around maths and the ‘I can do’ attitude is vibrant.”