Primary Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

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BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR 2021/22 – Please apply below to secure your place. Dates will be forwarded as soon as they are available. 

This 5-day programme is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, therefore enabling them to better understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

A key focus is not only on improving the participants’ understanding of the important structures of mathematics but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to teach their pupils well.

Three core modules will be addressed: Number Sense (addition and subtraction), Multiplicative Reasoning and Fractions.

By getting involved, participants and their schools 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?

Primary 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.

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 5 sessions spread out throughout the year, the majority of which will be face-to-face.


To be confirmed. As soon as these are available, you will receive details by email.