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What is it?

McKie Mastery™  is a highly innovative teaching and learning program which re-trains teachers to radically change and replace the standard model. In my view the standard model often fails both students and teachers. It’s also makes transparent, fair and robust leadership much more difficult.

McKie Mastery™ is about the how we teach not the what we teach. It’s is not: resources or single gimmick activities or a ‘content- based’ /lesson plan scheme. It is: radical change in the way teachers teach, students learn and leaders lead.

Claire McKie
Founder and Creator

10 steps to radical and sustainable improvement

Step 1

Leadership complete all McKie Mastery™ Initial Training
Power Leadership™
Core Power ™ (Primary & Secondary)
The Early Years™ (Primary)
Power Steps™ (Primary)
Power Literacy™ (Primary)
Power Maths™ (Primary & Secondary)
Power English™ (Secondary)
(10 days at Lead School – Primary)
(6 Days at Lead School – Secondary)

Step 3

Leadership train all staff using all training materials provided.

Step 5

CMA visits in first half term of implementation to monitor Leadership using McKie Mastery™ Power Leadership Snapshot

Step 7

CMA will continue to monitor throughout the first year using McKie Mastery™ Power Leadership Snapshot.

Step 9

CMA will reach a decision on renewal, based on the leadership monitoring visits throughout the year. Licenses will not be renewed for schools who continually show deficits in leadership snapshot. Licenses will be renewed for schools where leadership has completed their leadership role as set out in snapshot (monitored during visits as determined by CMA).

Step 2

CMA uses first visit to help leaders set up new mastery grouping for English and Maths. Either during training or very shortly after.

Step 4

As soon as implementation begins, leaders establish and use layers of monitoring set out in leadership training. Delivery and outcomes must be scrutinised using a transparent, fair and robust approach. All monitoring checks and balances are set out in training and must be used immediately and continually.

Step 6

The school will be reminded that additional support is available and advisable. Specialist McKie Mastery™ approved teachers and Leaders (SIP). CMA will signpost free of charge.

Step 8

As the school reaches the final 3 months of the first year of implementation the HT should consider renewal of license (optional).

Step 10

Leadership completes all McKie Mastery™ Advanced Training (will continually include updates and new tools) Advanced Power Leadership™
Advanced Core Power ™
Advanced ‘The Early Years™’
Advanced Power Steps™
Advanced Power Literacy™
Advanced Power Maths™

(5 days at lead school)

Multi- academy Trusts, Primary, Secondary and Special Provision schools can implement McKie Mastery and expect radical improvement in less than one school year (on average two-three school terms). There are currently licensed member schools all across the UK. 

‘Power Leadership Primary’

Implementing MM demands strong leadership. Without it school/mat use of the model is compromised. Ultimately progress and outcomes for students will be compromised. 

Power Leadership training sets out exactly what is needed to make a success of implementation at pace (two-three terms on average across member schools). It’s also sets out the license pathway to Advanced leadership including the scrutiny and support leaders will need to deliver. Three main strands of core leadership principles are set out and trained: Availability, Authority and Knowledge to lead radical change.

‘Power Leadership Secondary’

Implementing MM demands strong leadership. Without it school/mat use of the model is compromised. Ultimately progress and outcomes for students will be compromised. 

Power Leadership training sets out exactly what is needed to make a success of implementation at pace (two-three terms on average across member schools). It’s also sets out the license pathway to Advanced leadership including the scrutiny and support leaders will need to deliver. Three main strands of core leadership principles set out and trained: Availability, Authority and Knowledge to lead radical change.

‘Core Power Primary’

Core Power Primary is firmly placed front and centre of all transformation in teaching and learning. It replaces the standard model ‘at the front’ teaching and learning model with a highly effective set of tools and strategies. Teachers are retrained by their school leaders to implement CP first in English and Maths (Year 1 Operational License) then across all subjects (Advanced License Year 2+). Core Power fundamentally changes the way teachers teach and students learn.

Core Power Secondary

Core Power Secondary is firmly placed front and centre of all transformation in teaching and learning. It replaces the standard model ‘at the front’ teaching and learning model with a highly effective proven to work set of teaching methods and strategies. Teachers are retrained by their school leaders to implement CP first in English and Maths (Year 1 Operational License) then across all subjects (Advanced License Year 2+). Core Power fundamentally changes the way teachers teach and students learn.

McKie Mastery Power Maths Primary

Power Maths Primary provides additional Maths Mastery training to apply CP tools and strategies to whole school teaching of Maths. There is a focus on achieving the right delivery balance of Fluency (arithmetic) and Reasoning, with much emphasis on better delivery of Reasoning and Problem Solving learning objectives. McKie Mastery Power Maths has a proven track record of significantly and rapidly improving KS1 and KS2 SAT scores as well as positive OFSTED inspection feedback.

Power Maths Secondary

McKie Mastery: Power Maths Secondary provides additional Maths Mastery Training to apply CP tools and strategies to whole school teaching of Maths. Their is a focus on achieving the right delivery balance of Fluency (arithmetic) and Reasoning, with much emphasis on better the delivery of Reasoning and Problem Solving. The model also rapidly fills gaps to make sure all students make rapid progress whatever their starting point.

Power Literacy Primary

Power Literacy is a vast and detailed set of structures, tools and strategies to apply CP to teach all students to write as readers and read as writers. PL has a proven track record of radically and rapidly (two-three terms/ sometimes less) improving Reading and Writing KS1 and KS 2 Results. PL ‘covers’ all areas of Literacy and places language at the forefront: oral, reading and writing. Speaking in complex sentences quickly becomes the norm – in all year groups regardless of SEN/starting points. PL is not about resources but instead about the way we teach literacy – schools continue to use their own resources.  PL has proven in many schools that the Expected Standard in Year 6 is absolutely achievable. Greater depth is the new focus as we teach all students to speak, read and write flexing their ‘depth muscle’. 

Power English Secondary

Power English is a vast and detailed set of structures, tools and strategies to apply CP to teach all students to write as readers and read as writers. PL (PE sister model) has a proven track record of radically and rapidly (two-three terms/ sometimes less) improving Reading and Writing KS1 and KS 2 Results. PE ‘covers’ all areas of English and places language at the forefront: oral, reading and writing. Speaking in complex sentences quickly becomes the norm – in all year groups regardless of SEN/starting points. PE aims to  rapidly fill ‘Primary Gaps’  as we teach all students to speak, read and write flexing their ‘depth muscle’.

Power Steps Primary

Power Steps is a vast and detailed set of structures, tools and strategies to apply CP to teach all aspects of early (mechanical) phonics, reading, writing and speaking. PS has a proven track record to radically and rapidly improve Phonics results as well as KS1 Reading and Writing Scores. PS places language at the forefront: oral, reading and writing. Speaking in correct then complex sentences quickly becomes the norm in all year groups regardless of SEN/starting points. PS is not about resources but instead about the way we teach literacy – schools continue to use their own resources. PS has proven that the expected standard in Year 2 is absolutely achievable.

The Early Years (Primary)

McKie Mastery; The Early Years is a whole day, whole provision set of proven to work structures,  approaches and tools to apply CP across the Early Years. The model covers all aspects of the Early Years including:  Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths. The proven to work  balance achieved  between teacher led and child led learning focuses on the‘Power’ of the Links between Teacher Led ad Child Led sessions. All sessions are Learning Objective led and use CP to rapidly fill any ‘on entry gaps’ and accelerate progress for all. ALL.

OFSTED

The latest OFSTED inspections in all licensed schools have shown radical improvements in a short period of time. For example, schools moving from Inadequate or Requires Improvement to a solid Good in less than 6 months implementation.

 Find out more claire@mckiemastery.co.uk

Results

All licensed schools have shown significant improvements in results across the board including: Phonics, KS1 SATs and KS2 SATs. Licensed school results include:   Top 6% Phonics in the UK at 100% Pass Rate; Increase of over 50% Combined Score at KS2 in less than one academic year and a consistent radical and quick increase in Reading SAT Results in KS1 and KS2.

Find out more claire@mckiemastery.co.uk

Testimonials

‘MM could revolutionise the way we teach. Since adopting MM we have seen a consistent level of very high results well above the National Average. The benefits have been: high achievement by the children (great results from Phonics through to KS 2 results), great work-life balance for teachers and spare money (we don’t need any additional support in the classroom). Children have become independent learners and that is the key to its success.

(Top 6% in UK Phonics, Outstanding rating , 3 times shortlisted for TES awards Primary School of the Year)

Pauline

Head Teacher Primary School, The first HT in UK to implement McKie Mastery

The introduction of McKie Mastery at Palace Fields had a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning across the school.  The underpinning pedagogy has transformed the way that we now teach and provided a consistent whole-school approach that has brought about rapid progress.  The introduction of McKie Mastery, together with dedicated staff united in a common vision for all children to achieve, ensured school improvement at an incredible rate.  The combination of several factors, including McKie Mastery, proves that rapid school improvement that sees a whole school transformed in a short space of time is indeed possible.“

 

Paul

Primary School Principal, (led ‘mammoth transformation’ after less than 6 months implementation)

‘MM has transformed our school. It’s has made a significant difference to our children’s outcomes, to the quality of teaching and learning as well as the leadership of our school. Children make phenomenal progress all of the time yet teachers no longer spend endless hours planning.  The pace of learning is exceptional. Ultimately transforming outcomes for children’

Kellie

Executive Principal, Large Primary School