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Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Pathway Two: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measure

Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM): This programme is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their mathematics across the provision.

This page is relevant to the EYFS Programme Pathway 2, where the focus is on Pattern, Shape, Space and Measure. This is for people who have already completed Pathway 1 of the EYFS training.

Key Stage 2 Mastering Number

We are recruiting for the 2024 – 25 academic year for schools to engage in Mastering Number at KS2 Work Groups.

Knowledge of multiplication and division and its applications forms the single most important aspect of the KS2 curriculum and is the gateway to success at secondary school. It is also a key area that pupils often struggle with. Automaticity with multiplication tables relieves cognitive load and develops pupils’ confidence to achieve success.

The project offers schools that are involved in Mastering Number at Reception and KS1, and are also in a Sustaining Work Group, the opportunity for teachers to develop the knowledge and skills to secure good multiplicative number sense and automaticity in times tables. The programme will focus on Years 4 and 5. Junior schools who are in a Sustaining Work Group may also apply.

Teaching Assistant Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This 5-day 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 Teacher Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This 4-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.

Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM) – Pathway One: Number Patterns and Structures

Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM): This programme is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their mathematics across the provision.

This page is relevant to the EYFS Programme Pathway 1, where the focus is on Number Patterns and Structures. This is for people who haven’t undertaken any EYFS training with NW1 Maths Hub before.

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.

Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths – Secondary Non-Specialists

This programme is designed to support non-specialist teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

Drawing on best practice established by the Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST), this programme consists of 6 days which will be delivered face to face, in a Manchester school venue.