Secondary non-specialist Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics

For the first time in 2021/22, Maths Hubs have the opportunity to provide a programme for secondary non-specialist teachers of mathematics that had previously been realised by the TSST programme.

The programme will support non-specialist teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching maths, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.

The programme is aligned to the NCETM teaching for mastery pedagogy and is based on six key themes:

  • Structure of the number system

  • Operating on number

  • Multiplicative reasoning

  • Sequences and graphs

  • Statistics and probability

  • Geometry.

This programme is provided for non-specialist teachers of maths in state-funded schools who fit the following definition:

'A non-specialist teacher of mathematics is ‘a teacher that is currently teaching some mathematics who has not undertaken initial teacher training (ITT) in mathematics’.

Non-specialist teachers of maths will improve their subject and curriculum knowledge of secondary maths with a particular emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas.