Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths - Primary Early Career Teachers

This project is designed to support primary 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 pupils in maths in the classroom.


What is involved?

Participants will work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.


What are the benefits?

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 pupils’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught.


What are the expectations?

Participants and their schools must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme.


Who can apply?

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


What is the cost?

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


Where and When?

  • Session 1: (online) Tuesday 9th November 2021, twilight – 4.00pm to 5.00pm 
  • Session 2: (Face to Face) Tuesday 23rd Nov 2021, 1.00pm - 4.00pm 
  • Session 3: (online) Thursday 13th January 2022, twilight – 4.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Session 4: (Face to face) Wednesday 26th January 2022, 9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Session 5: (online) Wednesday 9th March 2022, twilight – 4.00pm - 5.00pm 
  • Session 6: (face to Face) Wednesday 27th April 2022, 9.00am – 3.00pm 
  • Session 7: (online) Tuesday 17th May 2022, twilight – 4.00pm - 5.00pm 
  • Session 8: (face to face) Tuesday 14th June 2022, 1.00pm – 4.00pm 


Who will lead the programme?

Keith Ellis - Lecturer in Primary Education at University of Leicester, NCETM Professional Development Lead, Experienced Maths Hub Work Group lead, Former Headteacher and Maths Subject Lead



This Programme has now started and we are no longer accepting applications, however if you would like to express an interest in our 2022/23 programme, please complete our expression of interest form