Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Secondary Early Career

This project is designed to support secondary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom.

Who can take part?

This programme is designed for secondary early career teachers (those in their first or second year of teaching).

What is involved?

At a local level, Work Groups will explore the theme of Multiplicative Reasoning whilst designing effective learning and teaching in maths.

Participants will work deeply on this one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design. 

What will you learn?

Participants will:

  • plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths
  • appreciate the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught
  • understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery
  • understand approaches to assess students’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught.

When will the workshops take place?

Workshops will take place online initially and then also face-to-face in due course. There will be two collaborative training sessions in the Autumn term which will run from 2:30-5:00pm on the following days:

  • Wednesday 12th October
  • Wednesday 30th November

followed by further sessions in the Spring and Summer terms.

What is the cost?

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