Teacher Support

Welcome to Hamilton's Teacher Support Pages where you will find advice about how to use Hamilton’s English, Maths, Science and Topics planning materials and specialist advice about teaching the maths curriculum for England.

Use the left-side navigation to find the support you need. English support documents include Hamilton’s Structured Grammar Scheme and guidance in planning English coverage for single year and mixed-age classes. Maths support includes a Draft Calculation Policy and advice on covering maths systematically and consistently throughout your school.

Scroll down to find videos of Professor Ruth Merttens’ most popular training sessions. 

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Mastery: Home or Away?

Where does the notion of ‘mastery’ come from and how do we achieve it? Can Mastery be home grown or does it have to be East Asian? Professor Ruth Merttens answers these questions and more in this training seminar. (90mins)
  • Getting to Grips - What is Mastery?

    What does the new National Curriculum mean in practice? Ruth explains how to adapt to a curriculum based on skills mastery and outlines four key areas of focus. (90 mins)
  • A Developmental Approach to Calculation

    Ruth discusses how to tackle the current challenging maths curriculum requirements for teachers in England. (March 2014: 90 mins).
  • Hamilton Calculation Training Part 1

    Ruth discusses creative teaching, progression and continuity in primary maths in the first part of a two-part session. (2012: 60 mins)
  • Hamilton Calculation Training Part 2

    Creative teaching, progression and continuity in primary math in the second part of a two-part session. (2012: 30 mins)