Secondary Post-16

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics – Secondary Programme

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it.

This project is designed to support teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics.

It’s the time of year where planning for next academic year begins, and it may be that you have a teacher in your school who normally teaches a different subject but will have maths teaching on their timetable, a teaching assistant who will be responsible for teaching mathematics in small groups, or a cover supervisor who will have a regular mathematics teaching commitment next academic year.

This course will be perfect to help them feel confident and have the mathematics knowledge for teaching that they need to support their pupils to make sustained progress in mathematics.

The programme focuses on the subject knowledgepedagogy and classroom practice required to teach maths with skill and confidence – thus enabling teachers to better understandteach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

What will you learn?


Participants will:
•    explore and increase their use of a range of pedagogic approaches consistent with teaching for mastery
•    increase their confidence in planning for progression in maths
•    improve their subject and curriculum knowledge of secondary maths with a particular emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas.

Who can take part?

This programme is provided for non-specialist teachers of mathematics in state-funded schools who fit the following definition:

A non-specialist teacher of mathematics is a teacher in a state-funded school or college that is currently teaching some mathematics or has commitment from a headteacher/executive head to teach some mathematics within the next year, who has not undertaken Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in mathematics. 

Teachers with QTS or without QTS are eligible – as well as overseas-trained maths teachers. This programme would be ideal for Teaching Assistants responsible for teaching mathematics to a small group of students, or someone teaching intervention mathematics lessons.

The programme would also benefit cover supervisors with a planned commitment to teaching some regular mathematics lessons in a school, helping them to feel more confident with this.

Teachers who have previously undertaken Initial Teacher Training in mathematics, who do not fit the above definitions but would still benefit from such support may also participate. Please do get in touch if you have any queries regarding eligibility or suitability for this programme.

What is the cost?

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

More Information

If you are interested in taking part from September 2022, please register your interest below

We would love to work with you!

Register your interest

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