English Mastery Project


This project will focus on what Mastery in English is, an area requiring more exploration to understand its significant benefits for all children.


With an introduction by Lauren Meadows (Executive Director of Education for Greenfields Education), sessions will include:


A closer look at what mastery learning is/isn’t

A morning session at Whiteknights Primary School, through Whiteknights English hub

Mastery as tool across the whole English curriculum

Strategies for the ‘lowest 20%’

How mastery is measured

Delegates will take learning from the sessions to shape their own teaching, implementing strategies learned within their own schools and evaluate the impact. Meetings will be structured around sharing findings through discussion and reflection. As leaders of the project within their own school, they will measure impact on children with support from other delegates and the SAfE team. Delegates will finish the project by presenting their research at the English Network meeting dated 29.6.21.

Date: 19.1.22 Time: 4:00-5:30
Date: 9.2.22 Time: 9:00-12:00 (face to face)
Date: 30.3.22 Time: 4:00-5:30
Date: 11.5.22 Time: 4:00-5:30
Date: 22.6.22 Time: 4:00-5:30
Date: 29.6.22 Time: 3:45-5:00 (same meeting as the English network


Intended impact on practice:

Maths mastery had demonstrated excellent impact on practice for all children. We want the same for English. Delegates will research and shape this for all schools SAfE engage with, providing more insight into best practice for all teachers. As a result, teachers will have a greater understanding of the benefits of English mastery, and their pedagogy will be shaped by current research.


Intended impact on pupil outcomes:

Children’s learning will be shaped by current research and knowledge of best practice, with a focus on mastering key skills, concepts, knowledge and application. Mastery is an approach characterised by ensuring ‘all children can…’ with the right supports and challenges. The result of this will be that all children have a greater, in depth knowledge of English and can make explicit links between aspects of learning to further their own understanding.

Intended outcomes for disadvantaged pupils:

Mastery is an approach characterised by ensuring ‘all children can…’ and is a ‘promising strategy for narrowing the gap’ – EEF report on Mastery learning. It shows an impact of +5 months on average, which would narrow the gaps and provide a solid foundation for children who are working below age related expectations, including disadvantaged pupils. The programme has an allocated session dedicated to the ‘lowest 20%’ to specifically target disadvantaged children.

SAfE Subscriber: £250
Non-subscriber: £312.50

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£312.50 Excl. VAT

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Event Details

Day 1: 19 January 2022

Day 2: 9 February 2022

Day 3: 30 March 2022

Day 4: 11 May 2022

Day 5: 22 June 2022

Start time: 16:00 GMT

End time: 17:30 GMT

Venue: Zoom