Tag - mastery

Reading Frameworks: Thinking hard

Use these templates to help students to chunk down the reading process and aid comprehension. It works well to model good practice for students to utilise in their independent study time. Thinking Reading Deconstruction Frame History example 2 History example 1

Same surface different depth (SSDD)

An approach to designing more challenging tasks so the problem seems similar on the surface but has different depth/context. Pupils learn the similarities/differences between problems. Pupils have to think hard to consider the problem/task from different perspectives, and identify the knowledge needed to solve the problem. Secondary_MATINSET130319_SSDD


At the end of the lesson children should be given the chance to reflect on their learning, particularly the deeper learning. This phase should be teacher led but pupil centred. Children can be asked to do this in different ways: Reflect on the learning process – technique, mistakes, challenges Set goals- using assessment frameworks to …


To decrease variation in results, teachers must increase variation in their teaching. Following AfL we should accurately assess those children who will benefit from additional support. Strategies that can be effective are: Re-group children to form a cut away group Using experts or peer support Explanation in an alternative manner, or more time Using different …


This phase of the lesson, enables children to, once proficient in initial concepts, continue to deepen their learning through progressive tasks. Pupils should progress in small steps, with AfL used throughout to provide feedback whilst supporting progression in learning. Below you can find some examples of exercises in particular to deepen learning, after pupils have …

Watch me, watch out

This phase of the model implies children learn new knowledge that is modelled to them and are then exposed to common misconceptions. Learning should be layered carefully; children should be encouraged to spot and communicate the misconceptions the teacher has deliberately made. This enables the teacher to assess the level of depth of understanding. WMWO

Steps to success

It is important that learning objectives offer an all encompassing objective that is broken down into small steps demonstrating that belief that all can achieve. This can be utilised in a variety of ways: steps to success or success criteria but it should guide the focus of the lesson. Steps to success

Warm up

This initial phase of the lesson is focused on ensuring that prior knowledge is not assumed. Using strategies such as pre-teaching, quick quizzes and baseline tasks help inform the subsequent pitch of the lesson. Warm up  

Teaching for Mastery: Lesson delivery model

We have worked hard to reflect and refine our practice in order to bring teaching for mastery both across the curriculum and within all lessons. Please download the hand-out depicting our model to demonstrate what teaching for mastery looks like in the classroom, each part is explained below. delivery model handout FRONT delivery model handout BACK …

GRIT stickers

Use these stickers in class to help build resilience in our students. This helps students reflect on their learning and learn from mistakes.