Mathematics Mastery is a new programme developed by ARK that seeks to address educational disadvantage and under-attainment in maths by developing, researching and supporting a mastery approach to mathematics teaching. Drawing on international best practice, particularly from Singapore, it emphasises cumulative mastery of the essential knowledge and skills in mathematics.

The programme has completed its first year and is already seeing excellent results.

Headteachers found that the programme has enabled the lowest-performing children to comfortably reach the expected standard for their age group, and in some schools pupils have achieved more than double expected progress. 130 primary and secondary schools have signed up to be part of the Maths Mastery community from September 2013.