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Subject Knowledge – Primary Teaching Assistants

Project Outline

This project is designed to support primary teaching assistants in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their maths in the classroom.

What is involved?

The programme will focus on the following mathematical areas:

  • What is effective in the learning and teaching of mathematics?
  • Number sense (part 1)
  • Number sense (part 2)
  • Additive reasoning
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Fractions.

These modules are each designed to last three to four hours, but may last longer if delivered online. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.

What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • review their practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to support the pupils they are working with
  • understand the key elements that form number sense, forms of addition and subtraction, forms of multiplication and division, and forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations.

What is the cost?

The SKTM – Primary Teaching Assistants project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


This Work Group will be hosted at Field End Infants, Field End Rd, Ruislip HA4 9PQ.  We are hoping for  this Work Group to be face-to-face (apart from a short introductory meeting online with SLT), however we will be following national guidelines and if that is not possible, it will be led online.


Thursday 7th October 4-4:30 – this is for an SLT member from the school and will take place online
Thursday 11th November 9:30-2:30pm
Thursday 13th January 9:30 -2:30pm
Thursday 10th March 9:30-2:30pm
Thursday 24th March 9:30-2:30pm

If you are interested, please see the full flyer here to complete the expression of interest form and email it to