Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) in Mathematics

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Please note you will need the URN of your school (google this) and your Teacher Reference Number (TRN) or QTLS number if you are a teacher to register.  Please see your HR dept or contact Teacher's Pensions for your TRN.

This FREE course will also give you access to a FREE 30 credit module, including a lesson study approach, delivered by Bishop Grosseteste University.  Both of these aspects are entirely funded by the DfE and is suitable for teachers who hold QTS.  

This course provides an opportunity for non-specialist maths teachers and returning teachers to develop their subject knowledge to deliver good and outstanding maths lessons, addressing pupil misconceptions in the classroom. 

Justine Greening: teacher development key to school improvement (ASCL Speech 10 March 2017)
"We need to take a more active, stronger approach where it is most needed, building the capacity to enable genuine and sustained school improvement in the future.  Improving the quality of what is taught and how it is taught - ensuring that we can spread best practice, such as maths mastery approaches, where it is most needed".

Quotes from participants:

"I found all the sessions really useful in seeing and making links between representations, fluency and probing questions.  My subject knowledge in Geometrical reasoning and Trigonometry has improved significantly. I felt this was an area of Maths I wasn't confident with but following the session I am able to attempt the questions in the workbook much more confidently. I love maths even more than before! "  Iram Riaz Year 6 Teacher

"I found the maths course interesting and a refresher. It helped me develop some areas in Maths which I am not exposed to as working in a Reception class.  I enjoyed the Algebra session the best."
Nusrat Javed- Reception Class teacher

"Learned about how to present/teach maths (importance of representations - no matter the age) as well as increasing my understanding of the subject. 
It was not only informative, but enjoyable - and I am not alone in thinking that!"
Hassan Mohammed - Maths specialist teacher

"I loved those Maths sessions.  It was a challenge but I really enjoyed them."
Muhammad Amer Khan - Yr 3 teacher

What does the course consist of?

The blended course consists of:                                                                                  For more information on the course please click here: Flyer
  • 4 twilight direct tuition sessions
  • Online subject knowledge development
  • Lesson Study
  • Access to an online Maths Toolkit for post course support 

Who should do it?
  • Teachers interested in teaching mathematics part time or full time who are already qualified.
  • Science teachers who would like to make greater progress with maths related topics in their subject
  • Teaching Assistants (HLTA) and Cover supervisors (who have a degree)*
  • SLT members to become confident in the mastery approach to learning maths
  • Prospective SLT members
  • Teachers who wish to retrain in maths
  • Non-specialist teachers who are currently teaching maths
  • Key Stage 2 Primary teachers interested in expanding their knowledge to a level suitable for teaching secondary maths 
  • Teachers wishing to expand on their second subject knowledge
* Please note that teaching assistants without a degree can also take the course but will not complete the masters credits element of the course.

Why do it?
  • A highly successful delivery model
  • Greater employability for teachers
  • Increase the skill set of teachers
  • Increase capacity in schools
  • Gain Masters credits

This course will be run nationally led by AET maths specialists and specialist leaders of education in:

Cohort Three:

  • Bradford - Feversham Primary Academy: Harewood St, Bradford BD3 9EG (22nd and 29th June and 6th and 13th July, 2.30-4.30pm)
  • Basingstoke - Everest Community Academy: Oxford Way, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9UP (dates tbc)
  • Birmingham - Percy Shurmer Academy: Longmore St, Birmingham B12 9ED (19, 26 June and 3rd and 10th 4-6pm)
  • Essex - Greensward Academy:  Greensward Lane, Hockley SS5 4HG (8, 15, 29 June and 6 July, 4 - 6pm)
  • Isle of Wight - Sandown Bay Academy: The Fairway, Sandown PO36 9JH (13th , 20th, 27th June and 4th July 4-6pm)
  • Sheffield - Firth Park Academy: Fircroft Ave, Sheffield S5 0SD (19th and 26th June and 3rd and 10th July, 4-6pm)
Cohort Two: 
  • Bradford - Feversham Primary Academy, Harewood Street, West Yorkshire BD3 9EG 12, 19, 26 January and 2 February 2017 (4.00 - 6.00pm) COURSE FULL
  • Bradford - Feversham Primary Academy: Harewood St, Bradford BD3 9EG (22 and 29 March 5 and 26 April 2.30 - 4.30pm) COURSE FULL
  • Essex - Billericay School, School Rd, Billericay CM12 9LH:  23rd February, 2nd, 16th & 23rd March 2017 (4 - 6pm) COURSE FULL
  • Nottingham - Suthers Building  next to Toot Hill School The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8BL: 23rd February, 2nd March, 16th March, 23rd March 2017 (4.00 - 6.00pm) 
Cohort One:
  • Basingstoke - Everest Community Academy: 15, 22, 29 November and 6 December (4.00 - 6.00pm) COURSE FULL
  • Birmingham - Tamworth Enterprise College: 7, 14, 28 November and 5 December  (4.00 - 6.00pm)
  • East London - Bexleyheath Academy: 1, 8, 14 and 21 November  (4.00 - 6.00pm)
  • Essex - New Rickstones Academy: 9, 16, 30 November and 7 December (4.30 - 6.30pm)
  • Hull - Kingswood Academy: 10, 17 November, 1 and 8 December  (4.00 - 6.00pm)
  • Leeds - Swallow Hill Academy: 24, 28, 30 November and 2nd December (1.00 - 5.00pm)
  • Louth - Cordeaux Academy: 9, 16, 30 November and 7 December  (4.00 - 6.00pm)
  • Middlesbrough - Hillsview Academy: 7, 14, 28 November and 5 December  (4.00 - 6.00pm)
  • Sheffield - Firth Park Academy: 8, 15, 29 November and 6 December  (4.00 - 6.00pm)
  • Southampton - New Forest Academy:  8, 15, 29 November and 6 December  (4.00 - 6.00pm)
The programme:

To ensure minimum impact of schools, the blended programme is delivered as four twilight sessions and ensures high quality teachers of maths. The course is structured in four sections:

1. Direct tuition

A series of four 2 hour twilight sessions, aiming to support understanding of maths and increasing abilities to justify and reason. This will support teachers in achieving mastery and will guide them on supporting pupils to achieve mastery. This approach will incorporate:

·       Representing – to establish conceptual understanding,

·       Applying generalisations – clarifying understanding and applying to a range of questions

·       Reasoning mathematically - through probing questions requiring convincing, justifying and showing examples of their own

·       Exploring Rich Tasks - where teachers are required to apply maths in less familiar contexts.

2. Online subject knowledge development

An online learning module covering key topics will be completed by course participants. This will be directed study time which will be conducted online with immediate feedback provided.  

Online content includes lectures, reading and questions with an expectation that work will be done between and after the twilight sessions.  With  a directed input time of approximately 60 hours, this module will ensure that the depth of knowledge in the direct tuition sessions is complimented with a breadth of topics.

3. Lesson Study 

Requires teachers to review and reflect on lesson observations within a lesson study format. This section, delivered by Bishop Grosseteste University, awards 30 masters credits and is assessed through a 5000 word written reflection. Teachers will consider links between subject knowledge development, observations (both being observed and being the observer) and subsequent conversations to influence future practice.


4. AET maths Toolkit

You will provided with an online maths toolkit which will provide continuous post course support in the areas of:

·       Curriculum

·       Assessment

·       Raising Achievement

·       Leadership and Management

·       Teaching

·       Numeracy Across the Curriculum

·       Independent Study

·       The Mathematical Environment

For further details please contact:

Jane Butler, Deputy Director, AET Teaching School Alliance via email: jbutler@academiesenterprisetrust.org  or Tel: 07709 798 139.