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Secondary (Non-specialists) – Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics

Course Details:
Area: Secondary
Time Commitment: 6 days or equivalent
Aim: Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy which underpins it

This project is designed to support non-specialist teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom. It replaces the earlier TSST programme.

If you are a headteacher or senior leader and want to know more about the programme and its suitability for teachers in your school, watch this video.

Who can take part?

This programme is for non-specialist teachers of maths in state-funded schools who fit the following definition:

“A non-specialist teacher of mathematics is a teacher in a state-funded school or college that is currently teaching some mathematics or has commitment from a headteacher/executive head to teach some mathematics within the next year, who has not undertaken Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in mathematics.”

If there is sufficient space in the cohort, other teachers of maths who do not fit this definition but would benefit from this support may also participate. What is involved? There are significant numbers of people teaching maths in secondary schools without specialist initial teacher training. This programme supports non-specialist teachers in developing the specialist knowledge (the blend of subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge) for teaching maths.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will develop a deep, secure and connected understanding of the maths they are learning
  • You will increase your confidence in planning for progression in maths
  • You will improve your subject and curriculum knowledge of secondary maths

What is the cost?

The SKTM Secondary Non-specialist Teachers Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

What is the time commitment?

The programme consists of sessions running over the equivalent of 6 days throughout the year.

How do I sign up?

Click Register to secure your place.