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Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Primary Early Career Teachers

Outline of Work Group

This project is designed to support primary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

What is involved?

We are running two groups for this project. Both will explore designing effective learning and teaching in maths. One group will focus in on multiplicative reasoning and the other group will focus in on additive reasoning.

Participants will work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.

Who can take part?

This programme is designed for primary early career teachers (those in their first or second year of teaching).

What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths
  • appreciate the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught
  • understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery
  • understand approaches to assess pupils’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught.

What is the cost?

The SKTM – Primary Early Career Teachers project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

**The London Central and West Maths Hub reserves the right to charge a £75 fee for non-attendance to the sessions or for cancellations to any of the sessions with less than 1 weeks’ notice. **

We have two groups for this Project. One will be focusing on Additive Reasoning and the other will be focused on Multiplicative Reasoning

Additive Reasoning Location and Dates

East Acton Primary School, W3 7HA

Tuesday 30th November (9:30- 12:30 pm)

Wednesday 26th January (9:30- 3:00 pm)

Tuesday 22nd March (9:30- 3:00 pm)

Tuesday 26th April (9:30- 3:00 pm)

Wednesday 25th May (9:30- 12:30 pm)


Multiplicative Reasoning Location and Dates

Fox Primary Primary School, W8 7PP

Friday 15th Oct 21 (9:30- 12:30 pm)

Friday 26th Nov 21 (9:30- 3:00 pm)

Friday 14th Jan 22 (9:30- 3:00 pm)

Friday 11th Mar 22 (9:30- 3:00 pm)

Friday 6th May 22 (9:30- 12:30 pm)

Further details: 

Lunch will not be provided but you will have time to go to the local shops or bring your own.

If interested, please fill out this expression of interest form and send back to

For full flyer see here for multiplicative reasoning

For full flyer see here for additive reasoning