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Secondary Teaching Assistants Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programme

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The Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Secondary Teaching Assistants Programme

is designed for those who work predominantly with students in the KS3 maths classroom or

who lead intervention sessions with groups of students. Participants’ schools should already

be engaged with a Teaching for Mastery Work Group, and this programme will complement

this provision.

This programme is designed to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for

all TAs supporting the learning of secondary maths.

This programme will last the equivalent of four days.

What is involved?

Participants will focus on using precise mathematical language, representations, and reasoning within the topics: addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; ratio; and fractions. They will also carry out follow-up tasks in school to enable practice transfer to the classroom. The programme will take place over the equivalent of four days; participants must attend all sessions.

What will you learn?

  • Your students will demonstrate a positive attitude towards the learning of maths

  • You will use appropriate mathematical language and representations with confidence

  • You will develop your understanding of how to adapt resources to meet students’ needs

  • You will develop an understanding of how algebra relates to the generalisation of number


The SKTM Secondary Teaching Assistants Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

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