Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics - Secondary non-specialist

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics - Secondary non-specialist

Type: Work Group                      For: Secondary teachers with no ITT in maths

Time: 12 half days                      Cost: Free of charge

Supporting non-specialist teachers

For the first time in 2021/22, Maths Hubs will provide a programme for secondary nonspecialist teachers of mathematics that had previously been realised by the TSST
programme. These non-specialist teachers will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the maths national curriculum and develop their pedagogical skills.

This programme will support non-specialist teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching maths, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.

Focus is upon:
The Structure of the Number System
Operating on Number
Multiplicative Reasoning
Sequences and Graphs
Statistics and Probability

The project is aligned with an overall Teaching for Mastery Programme designed to develop maths teaching in secondary schools.

Pupil outcomes

Pupils will develop a deep, secure and connected understanding of the maths they are learning. They will achieve both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency and gain a positive attitude to learning the subject.

Practice development

Non-specialist teachers of maths will explore and increase their use of a range of pedagogic approaches consistent with teaching for mastery. They will increase their confidence in planning for progression in maths.

Professional learning

Non-specialist teachers of maths will improve their subject and curriculum knowledge of secondary maths with a particular emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas.

This programme is provided for teachers currently teaching some mathematics who have not undertaken initial teacher training in mathematics’. The training will include 12 half day sessions throughout the year. In addition to these 12 sessions teachers will be invited to additional support sessions looking at subject knowledge and pedagogy at GCSE.

Please contact admin@anglesmathshub.org if you have any further questions.