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Primary Early Career Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This 4-day programme is designed to support primary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, therefore enabling them to better understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

It offers high quality maths support, recognising the requirements of the Early Career Framework and the impact of Covid on their ITT experience.

The focus will be on designing effective learning and teaching in maths across 3 areas: building early number concepts, additive reasoning and multiplicative reasoning.

What are the benefits?

Participants will work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design.

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.

Who can apply?

Early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching). Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and are restricted to two teachers per school.

What is the cost?

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and so is free to participating schools/colleges.

Participants must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme, including the completion of classroom activities/gap tasks in between sessions. Each participant is required to attend 4-5 sessions spread out throughout the year, the majority of which will be face-to-face.


We are hard at work preparing our programmes for the 2022 – 23 academic year. Should you like to find out more about this programme, please click the “submit interest” button below.