Our vision is for every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics, regardless of background

We are a non-profit organisation, dedicated to transforming mathematics education in the UK. Launching within a small group of schools in 2012, we've since grown to work with schools all over the UK.

Our story

Mathematics Mastery was founded by Dr Helen Drury – a pioneer of teaching and learning for mastery in UK schools. Alongside 10 years of classroom experience, Helen began researching how maths education could be improved to break the UK’s cycle of underachievement. This research, evidence and best practice became the foundation for the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Inspiration

Helen was struck by the success of Shanghai and Singapore, where teachers have high expectations for all pupils. Ongoing access to high-quality professional development is also the norm and the curriculum focuses on developing conceptual understanding.

Evidence

The research behind the programme includes studies into task design, variation theory, concept development and raising achievement. This evidence is explored in Helen’s book, ‘Mastering Mathematics’ and has been distilled into our classroom principles.

Growth

Originally established as an Ark venture and launching within a small group of schools in 2012, Mathematics Mastery has expanded to a team of 30 people working with 475 schools across the country. We are now one of the largest maths-focused networks in the UK.

 

How we work

We are a team of educators, researchers and industry experts. Together we have over 170 years of teaching experience, along with a range of skills which enable our programme to grow and run smoothly. Whatever our background, we’re all driven by our mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

Non-profit

Mathematics Mastery is non-profit. The schools we work with are charged a financial contribution which goes towards delivering and developing the programme. As we continue to innovate and expand, we also work with a small selection of donors.

Collaboration

Nothing is more powerful or effective than teachers supporting teachers. The relationship we have with our schools is a partnership. The professional development we provide is collaborative – between our team of experts and between schools.

Expertise

To support our programme development, we work with a group of world-class education and mathematics experts. Mathematics Mastery is also highly regarded by Ofsted – who have highlighted the outstanding pupil progress made within our schools.

Meet our team

Our supporters

We are enormously grateful for the support of our donors, both past and present.

Bank of America - Merrill Lynch..
Education Endowment Foundation..
Garfield Weston Foundation..
Department for Education..