We are a non-profit organisation, dedicated to transforming education in the UK.
Our mission is to empower teachers to give every young person, regardless of their background, the subject knowledge and skills that will allow them to succeed.
Built on international evidence and best practice, our programmes provide teachers with high-quality professional development that is tied to our carefully sequenced curriculum programmes and a comprehensive suite of resources.
Established as an Ark Venture in 2012, Mathematics Mastery was founded by Dr Helen Drury – a pioneer of teaching and learning for mastery in UK schools. English Mastery was then launched in 2014 with a mission to transform the way English is taught in UK classrooms. We will shortly be launching programmes for science, history and geography - and have brought all of our programmes under the umbrella of Ark Curriculum Plus.
Mathematics Mastery’s mission is to enable all learners to enjoy and succeed in mathematics. We want learners to think about maths beyond what is tested in national examinations and to be equipped with an understanding of mathematics that will be relevant and useful in their future studies and/or in the world of work.
Our programme has been designed to provide learners with a deep conceptual understanding of mathematical principles, the ability to confidently communicate in precise mathematical language while becoming mathematical thinkers.
We believe a rigorous, academically challenging and joyous education will close the attainment gap for all students.
Our vision is that an English Mastery student will graduate from Key Stage 3 English with the academic and cultural literacy required to be educationally mobile, whatever their background.
We want English Mastery students to love reading books into adulthood, and share their love of books with others.
In spring 2021 we will be adding to the curriculum subjects that we cover when we launch mastery programmes for science, history and geography at primary.
We also have other curriculum programmes deep in development.
We believe strongly in subject integrity and ensuring our mastery programmes have the impact we expect. We therefore work with our Ark schools network to pilot new programmes and will release them more widely once the pilots have been completed.
Meet some of our programme designers. We are a team of educators, researchers and industry experts. Together we have nearly 200 years of teaching experience, along with a range of skills which enable our programmes to grow and run smoothly. Whatever our background, we’re all driven by our mission to transform education in the UK.
We are team of specialist educators with a wealth of teaching and leading experience in schools, specialising in a number of curriculum areas. We work closely with schools, in particular with subject leaders, to drive the success of the mastery programmes. We use a carefully designed approach which develops teachers to reflect and refine their practice to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to succeed.
Our partnerships team are here to support schools as they consider joining our programmes. Get in touch to arrange a demo, set up a free trial or to discuss any queries.
As teachers ourselves, we understand how extraordinarily difficult this year has been for all schools. We have made some important changes to our mastery programmes this year to help support you in the months ahead.