Supporting the Maths NQT and RQT

Supporting the NQT and RQT in Maths

Type: Work Group                    For: Primary and Secondary NQTs and RQTs 

Time: 5 half days                      Cost: Free of charge

Supporting newly qualified and recently qualified maths teachers during the early years of their career to help develop strong and capable practitioners.

Teaching is a rewarding career but can be challenging especially in the early years. This programme aims to support newly qualified and recently qualified teachers to develop and extend their maths subject knowledge and pedagogy to help build confidence in the classroom. General areas of classroom practice including the use of data and firm behaviour management will also be discussed to establish strong and capable teachers.

Supporting the NQT and RQT Focus

This work group focuses on supporting primary and secondary maths teachers in their first few years of teaching. Initial teacher Training providers prepare trainees to enter the classroom and the Early Career Framework then supports teachers through their first few years with principles such as, managing behaviour, high expectations, professional behaviour, and how pupils learn. This group aims to support teachers in the early stages of their career with their mathematical subject knowledge, pedagogy and collaborative approaches to develop strong, secure, supported teachers. 

Work Group Expectations

NQTs and RQTs in participating schools will gain the opportunity to network and collaborate with teachers in similar roles. NQTs and RQTs will focus on a number of key areas of mathematical pedagogy and classroom practice:

  • Developing fluency – how to establish good working patterns in your classroom to develop fluency in learners.
  • Demonstrating and learning the principles of Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract and how to use manipulatives successfully.
  • Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning – how to foster a love of maths in pupils and explicitly develop thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Progression – developing learning journeys rather than one off lessons.
  • Transition – preparing pupils to change year group or schools, developing coherence in the learning journey.
  • Collaboration – the art of collaborating effectively and supporting colleagues whilst protecting your work life balance.
  • Lesson planning to meet the needs of all.
  • Assessment for learning – looking at strategies that help to inform teachers when pupils have fully understood the concepts being taught. 
  • Using data to inform practice – learning and discussing the importance of monitoring and tracking pupil performance from homework sores to target grades.
  • Reflection on a year in teaching – what have we learned? How have we developed?

What will the work groups achieve?

Professional Learning
  • Enhance and develop subject knowledge.
  • Developed and understand teaching skills linked to maths. 
Practice Development
  • Enhance and develop pedagogical skills.
  • Collaborate with other early practitioners alongside coaching and support from experienced colleagues to develop and sustain resilience.  
School Policy
  • Support given will work alongside the induction and support processes already available in schools to guide early career teachers effectively.
Pupil Outcomes
  • Support and development of teachers there will be a benefit to pupil outcomes.
  • Subject knowledge enhancement, pedagogical learning and planning and assessment techniques will all be present and visible in lessons.

If you would like to participate on this programme, please complete our Expression of Interest form            

Please contact if you have any further questions.