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Secondary Early Career Teachers Specialist Knowledge for the Teaching of Mathematics Phase 1 & 2


Phase 1 Communities in this project are for those identified as Early Career Teachers – teachers in their first or second year of teaching. Phase 2 Communities are for those in the early part of their careers. They will have engaged with Phase 1 before engaging with this phase.

What is involved?

Two maths-specific subject knowledge projects are available to support secondary

Early Career Teachers (ECTs) – one is for ECTs who have not yet participated in this project

and one is for those who participated in 2021/22. Both projects offer high-quality subject

knowledge and pedagogy maths support for ECTs, recognising the requirements of the ECF.

The communities formed as part of the project provide an opportunity for participants’

conversation to remain focused on the teaching of maths, with teachers at a similar stage of their career.


What will you learn?

  • Your students will be seen to elaborate when responding to questions, showing that their answer stems from a secure understanding

  • You will identify essential concepts, knowledge, skills within the topic area and provide opportunity for all students to learn and master these critical components

  • You will develop an understanding of approaches to assess students’ prior learning, so that learning sequences are planned to take this into account

The SKTM Secondary Early Career Teachers Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

Have a look at this feature to learn more about the resources available to Early Career Teachers on the NCETM website.

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