Find out how teachers can get involved in the Ri Masterclass programme
No face-to-face Masterclass series are currently running, but we are working with local collaborators to pilot online Masterclasses in some areas. Teachers will be contacted by their local organisers if this opportunity is available for their students. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to find out more about what is available in your area.
Masterclass organisers invite nearby schools to nominate students for their local Masterclasses. Teachers are asked to put forward just a few students in the relevant year-group. We encourage teachers to select those who they feel will benefit most from attending - those who have interest and curiosity in the subject, a determination to explore, but also who may not otherwise gain opportunities for this type of extracurricular enrichment.
Students attend a complete series of Masterclasses, allowing them to experience a range of mathematical, engineering and computer science topics and develop their knowledge and understanding throughout the series.
If you are keen to nominate students but have not already been in contact with a local group, please email the Masterclass team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Where possible, we will put you in contact with nearby organisers. We do not have series in all subjects or age-groups in all areas, but our regional networks are continually expanding and new Masterclass series start each year.
Teachers in London can find out about nominating for upcoming Masterclasses series. Masterclass series take place in different locations throughout the academic year; teachers in different boroughs will be invited to the most local series in the relevant term.
Teachers are often able to volunteer to attend one or more Masterclass sessions as helpers. This is a great way for teachers to support their local series and the attending students. They will also see their subject in a new light, have a go at some interesting activities and pick up some ideas and resources.
Many teachers get involved in the Masterclass programme as speakers, which gives them the opportunity to share their favourite extra-curricular topics with groups of enthusiastic students. Teachers are able to either develop a new Masterclass based on their own ideas or use our existing resources. We offer tailored support for all new Masterclass speakers, including training events and our ongoing Speaker Development Programme.
Many teachers get involved in their local Masterclass series as part of the organising committee or start a new Masterclass series at their school. Many of our Masterclass series are run by schools or colleges for students from across their local area, often working with other nearby schools to organise the series or running the Masterclasses for their feeder schools. Teachers can use our Off-the-Shelf Masterclass resources to deliver some of the Masterclasses in their series. Find out more about what is involved in being a Masterclass organiser and what is needed for a new Masterclass series to run, and get in touch to discuss the options in your area.
Many secondary schools run Masterclasses for their local primary schools with involvement of their sixth form students. This model, run during school hours, is a structured project for the sixth form students who can team up to develop and deliver some or all of the workshops in a Primary Masterclass series at their school. Benefits include:
Please get in touch to discuss the options for your school to get involved in the project.
The workshops were highly interactive, using everyday resources in exciting ways. The activities gave me lots of ideas on how I could improve my lessons in class.
Yr 9 Engineering Masterclass - Teacher
Masterclasses always encourage me to try new things and to be aware of post-Primary maths awaiting the children I work with.
Primary Mathematics Masterclass organiser
Find out more about nomiating students for one of the Masterclass series in London