At Beaufort we teach following the mastery approach:
All pupils are encouraged by the belief that by working hard at Maths they can succeed. Teachers encourage and model a growth mind-set.
Pupils are taught through whole-class interactive teaching, where the focus is on all pupils working together on the same lesson content at the same time. This ensures that all can master concepts before moving to the next part of the curriculum sequence, allowing no pupil to be left behind. If a pupil fails to grasp a concept or procedure, this is identified quickly and early intervention ensures the pupil is ready to move forward with the whole class in the next lesson. Pre-teaching or post-teaching are delivered by a teaching assistant or class teacher to ensure all children are confident with concepts.
Lesson design is linked to real life problems and identifies the new mathematics that is to be taught, the key points, the difficult points and a carefully sequenced journey through the learning. Children are encouraged to be independent learners and select or represent mathematical problems using physical resources (manipulatives) in order to develop deep learning that can be sustained.