Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths - Primary Teachers

This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.


What's involved?

The programme is based on five core primary modules:

  • Policy and impact on practice
  • Number sense
  • Additive reasoning
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Fractions.

These core modules are each designed to be delivered over three hours. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.


What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered
  • understand the key elements that form number sense, forms of addition and subtraction, forms of multiplication and division, and forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations
  • review their practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to impact on pupil outcomes.


Who can apply?

This programme is designed for 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 programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


Where and when?

  • Introductory session and Number Sense: (online) 1:30pm-3:45pm Tuesday 2nd November 2021 (Introductory session will be from 1:30pm to 2:15pm)
  • Number Sense (face-to-face): 9:30am-3:00pm Thursday 18th November 2021
  • Additive Reasoning (online): 3:30pm-4:30pm Wednesday 5th January 2021
  • Additive Reasoning (face-to-face): 9:30am-3:00pm Friday 21st January 2022
  • Multiplicative Reasoning (online): 3:30pm-4:30pm Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Multiplicative Reasoning (face-to-face): 9:30am-3:00pm Wednesday 16th March 2022
  • Fractions (online): 3:30pm-4:30pm Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Fractions (face-to-face): 9:30am-3:00pm Tuesday 7th June 2022


Who will lead the programme?

Vicki Giffard - Primary mathematics Consultant



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