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We have recently undertaken staff training on mastery in our foundation subjects, considering how we can teach and organise our curriculum to give our pupils a chance to really show their depth of understanding in different subject areas. This enables us ensure we continue to provide an exciting curriculum that fully engages our learners and helps prepare them for their future life after St Mary’s.

Mastery is reached when a child can apply learning in more complex and in‐depth, cross‐objective, multi‐modal methods. It demonstrates how skillfully a child can apply their learning. Mastery is not just knowing a fact, but it is using that fact in different situations and recalling it after a period of time.

Please see the following documents to explain how we are approaching mastery in our curriculum.