Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Secondary Teaching Assistants

This programme is for secondary school teaching assistants who work predominantly with students in the KS3 classroom or who lead intervention with a group of students.

The participants school MUST already be involved in our Teaching for Mastery (TfM) Programme, and this SKTM will complement this provision. 

If your school has yet to take part in the TfM programme please click here to read more about this, or view this summary.  If your school has previously taken part (anytime between now and 2015) then your school is eligible to continue with the TfM programme. Please contact us for more information infojurassic@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk

What is involved?

This programme is designed to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for all TAs supporting the learning of secondary maths.

Participants will focus on using precise mathematical language, representations, and reasoning within the topics: addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; ratio; and fractions. They will also carry out follow-up tasks in school to enable practice transfer to the classroom. The programme will take place over the equivalent of four days; participants must attend all sessions.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will demonstrate a positive attitude towards the learning of maths
  • You will use appropriate mathematical language and representations with confidence
  • You will develop your understanding of how to adapt resources to meet students’ needs
  • You will develop an understanding of how algebra relates to the generalisation of number

What is the cost?

The SKTM Secondary Teaching Assistants Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

This Work Group will meet online to allow TA’s from across the region to participate. 

We are currently not accepting applications for this Work Group. Please add your name to the waiting list below to be sent further information when the 2024/25 recruitment window opens.