Children’s chances of success are maximised if they develop deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts at Primary school age. We offer a range of CPD programmes to support primary teachers in gaining an enhanced mathematical subject knowledge.

Primary Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Manchester (Programme 1)

ALMOST FULL – Submit interest below 

Starts 23rd November. Please note, we are running two SKTM primary programmes this academic year; participants should select one programme only 

PROGRAMME 1: Online sessions and at St Mary’s CofE Primary, Moss Side, Manchester (if possible)

This 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.

Primary Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Oldham (Programme 2)

Starts 24th November. Please note, we are running two SKTM primary programmes this academic year; participants should select one programme only 

PROGRAMME 2: Online sessions and at Oasis Academy Limside, Oldham (if possible)

This 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.

Teaching Assistant Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Manchester (Programme 1)

Starts 23rd November. Please note, we are running two SKTM Teaching Asssitant programmes this academic year; participants should select one programme only 

PROGRAMME 1: Online sessions and at St Mary’s CofE Primary, Moss Side, Manchester (if possible)

This programme is designed to support Teaching Assistants in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, therefore enabling them to further support pupils in maths in the classroom.

A key focus is not only on improving the participants’ ability to understand mathematical structures but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to best support their pupils.

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

Teaching Assistant Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Oldham (Programme 2)

STARTS 24th November. Please note, we are running two SKTM Teaching Assistant programmes this academic year; participants should select one programme only 

PROGRAMME 2: Online sessions and at Oasis Academy Limeside, Oldham (if possible)

This programme is designed to support Teaching Assistants in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, therefore enabling them to further support pupils in maths in the classroom.

A key focus is not only on improving the participants’ ability to understand mathematical structures but also to ensure they have the appropriate pedagogical knowledge to best support their pupils.

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

Primary Teaching for Mastery Sustaining Work Groups

A NEW fully funded Teaching for Mastery phase for 2020/2021 – apply now using link at the bottom of this page

The ‘sustaining’ phase of Teaching for Mastery is designed to offer FREE support to schools who have previously completed the Teaching for Mastery Programme working with a Mastery Specialist in 2016/17, 2017/18 or 2018/19, and are based in Manchester, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale or Bury.

This is an ideal opportunity for schools who are looking to focus on the continued improvement, consistency and refinement of the mastery approach.  Workshops will be held online until face-to-face delivery can be safely resumed.

Mastery Readiness Work Groups

PROGRAMME FULL FOR 2020/21 – Contact us to find out more for 2021/22

This programme is for schools who have a commitment to developing a whole school approach to teaching for mastery and would like to start their mastery journey.

Your school will be part of a Work Group of up to 7 schools working together at workshops.  The Work Group is led by one of our experienced Mastery Readiness Leads. During the year, you will work closely together to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge, as well as supporting teaching, learning and leadership of maths across your school by looking at the Five Big Ideas of Mastery Readiness.

Diagnostics: assessing and addressing children’s difficulties with mathematics

NEW DATES COMING SOON FOR 2020/2021

This programme looks at materials and activities to help teachers assess and address children’s difficulties with mathematics.

Aimed at supporting the implementation and progression of a mastery curriculum, this diagnostic approach (developed in New Zealand) is based on interview techniques and a structure of conceptual development. It will support practitioners in their understanding of the strategies to support learners in mathematics.

This fully funded programme is aimed at primary teachers, maths subject leaders and SENCOs.