Primary Spatial Reasoning Pathway – Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics


What is involved?

This programme supports primary teachers to develop specialist knowledge for teaching maths, building on the primary maths National Curriculum to develop distinct pedagogical decision-making which impacts on classroom practice.  

The Primary Teachers SKTM programme consists of the equivalent of 4 days, spread out over a minimum of two terms to allow participants time to develop practice and evaluate the impact of adaptations made. Professional learning and practice development continue throughout the period of the programme, with participants implementing new ideas into their daily practice.  

What does the programme cover?

As a participant on the SKTM Primary Teachers Spatial Reasoning programme, you will:

  • enhance your maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key concepts, the representations and the language used to help pupils develop the mathematical area covered (e.g. number sense, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning, fractions, spatial reasoning) 
  • identify common misconceptions and ways of addressing these to help pupils master important concepts 
  • identify pedagogical approaches that will enhance teaching and learning, and know how to plan for these 
  • develop an understanding of key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery. 

Who can take part?

This programme is designed for primary teachers who would like to further develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. It will be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training. 

What is the cost?

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

93% agree that the programme made a difference to pupils’ mathematical language, attitude, and representations of their work.

This was noticed by pupils’ use of: 

  • practical and visual representations of the structure of maths that supported understanding 
  • stem sentences that aided their mathematical explanation 
  • understanding and knowledge to make decisions about different methods and problem-solving strategies to use.  
Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull
(Dingle Lane, Solihull, B91 3PD)
Session 1
Wednesday 10th January 2024
9.30am – 4pm
Session 2
Wednesday 21st February 2024
1.15pm – 4pm
Session 3
Wednesday 13th March 2024
1.15pm – 4pm
Session 4
Tuesday 7th May 2024
1.15pm – 4pm
Session 5
Friday 14th June 2024
9.30am – 4pm

If you are interested in taking part in 2024-25, please register your interest below.

Register your interest