Primary Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics 20/01

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This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics.

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This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

It has long been recognised that maths teaching is enhanced when the teachers are confident about the subject matter. Maths Hubs work with a range of partners to ensure there is effective professional development of new teachers of maths in schools so that they have the specialist knowledge required to support the learning of maths. This project is offered to impact on developing the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for all practitioners teaching and supporting the learning of maths


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.

What is involved?

The programme is based on four core primary modules:

  • Number sense
  • Additive reasoning
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Fractions.

This is a multi date programme. Participants and their schools must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme. Given the current climate, these sessions will take place online :

    • Wednesday 20th Jan 1-4pm
    • Wednesday 24th Feb 1-4pm
    • Wednesday 10th March 1-4pm
    • Wednesday 12th May 1-4pm
    • Wednesday 26th May 1-4pm
    • Wednesday 23rd June 1-4pm

During the programme, participants will be asked to undertake tasks with learners to deepen their thinking about the learning of maths, and to share this with colleagues. It is asked that school leaders support their staff to complete this work.

Who can apply?

This programme is designed for teachers who would like to further develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. It will be particularly relevant for NQTs/RQTs, teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.

Please note also that participants must work with schools within Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead or Sunderland.

What is the cost?

The SKTM – Primary programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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The Great North Maths Hub is part of a national programme of 35 maths hubs, funded by DfE to bring together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative manner to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students. The Great North Maths Hub works with schools and educational providers across the Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and County Durham areas.

If you would like further information about the Maths Hub programme, please visit or download our FREE app available from your app store, search for Great North Maths Hub.

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