Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Early Years

Applications are now closed for 2022/23

This project is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

What will you learn? 

Participants will:

  • develop enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on developmental progression in the Early Years to ensure sequences of learning are cohesive
  • consider the learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across the wider provision – reviewing and enhancing the opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision.
  • Develop small-scale action research in their learning environments.
  • Understand key elements of pattern, shape, space and measures.
  • Review their practice as a result of the sessions and make carefully considered changes to practice to have an impact on pupil outcomes.

What is involved?

The model for this programme is four face to face PD days with in-school work between these days plus a short online introductory session. Schools are encouraged to engage at least two participants in a group, where possible, in order to maximise learning and impact.  We plan to offer this programme in the best location to be accessible for those applying.

Participants will be supported to:

  • Review and enhance opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision.
  • Make carefully considered changes to their practice.
  • Observe and analyse the impact of these changes on learners (in particular, focus children).
  • Reflect on the implications.
  • Share thinking and findings

What is the cost?

The SKTM Early Years Programme project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools. 

Further information can be found HERE on the NCETM website.