We recommend that teachers currently teaching Year 3 or 4 (or moving classes to teach Year 3 or 4 next year) wishing to join SKTM book for this SKTM Work Group, starting in May:
Bookings are initially limited to one place per school for this Work Group. Please only book if the teaching assistant working with the same class is also booking on to the SKTM for teaching assistants Work Group. Although the SKTM Work Groups for teachers and teaching assistants will be run at different times, they will be linked with common school-based tasks to prioritise collaborative working.
Participants will develop specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.
It has long been recognised that maths teaching is enhanced when the teachers are confident about the subject matter. Seabourne’s work over the period of 2004-06 found that Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) led to ‘improvements in subject knowledge, attitude, understanding and confidence’. Gibson, O'Toole, Dennison & Oliver’s (2013) report on SKE across all subjects in which SKE is offered finds that levels of subject knowledge and confidence in the subject are dramatically enhanced on completion of SKE.
Jo has been Primary Teaching for Mastery Lead for CODE Maths Hub, progressing as an Accredited NCETM PD Lead and Primary Specialist. . She worked with Early Years, KS1 and KS2 classes, including mixed age classes, before becoming Maths Subject lead and Senior Leader, including extensive SEND experience.
These SKTM programmes are designed for teachers who would like to further develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths.
Teachers will enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered e.g.
The programme is based on five core primary modules:
Participants will work collaboratively, spending around 3 hours on each of these five modules.
Research and evidence are used to inform practice. Participants are encouraged to share these more widely in schools to support discussion on current policies and approaches.
All participants are expected to attend all three workshops and complete school based tasks between the workshops. They will be asked to keep a reflection log for their own use and contribute to the national evaluation process.
As a result of this project, participants will not only be able to ‘do’ mathematics, but will also have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to teach and support their pupils well. Participants will develop both their knowledge about maths and knowledge about the teaching of maths, developing better pedagogy and being aware of how pupils learn, and how to teach the content most effectively. Classroom practice will develop through participants’ engagement with school based tasks between workshops, trying out activities with pupils to promote understanding, reasoning and fluency
Cover costs of up to £200 per day will be paid for teachers in their first two years of teaching. Please indicate where requested on the booking form.