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Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM) – Secondary Non-specialist Teachers

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Highly regarded professional development offering secondary non-specialist maths teachers valuable CPD focusing on subject knowledge and pedagogy

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.

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?

The programme is aligned to the NCETM teaching for mastery pedagogy and is based on six key themes:

  • Structure of the number system
  • Operating on number
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Sequences and graphs
  • Statistics and probability
  • Geometry.

Participants will explore these themes, supported by an experienced secondary practitioner.

What will you learn?

The SKTM Programme offers participants:

  • Six days, or the equivalent, of face-to-face or online expert input, plus further local support
  • The opportunity to be part of a vibrant and supportive online community
  • Access to high quality resources

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.

*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.**

Dates and link to apply:

Work Group with Theresa Baker APPLY NOW

Session 1 – Wednesday 29th November, 9:30-3:30pm at Fox Primary School

Session 2 – Thursday 7th December, 9:30-3:30pm online via Zoom

Session 3 – Wednesday 10th January, 9:30-3:30pm full day at Fox Primary School

Session 4 – Wednesday 31st January, 9:30-3:30pm online via Zoom

Session 5 – Wednesday 28th February, 9:30-3:30pm online via Zoom

Session 6 – Wednesday 13th March, 9:30-3:30pm full day at Fox Primary School

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