Secondary Early Career Teachers Specialist Knowledge for the Teaching of Mathematics

The Specialist Knowledge for the Teaching of Mathematics for Secondary Early Career Teachers is a brand new programme for 2021/22.

 

This project is designed to support Early Career Teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching).

The South Yorkshire Maths Hub will select from one (or more if multiple NCPs are running) of the

following themes:

  • designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (structure of the number system)

  • designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (operating on number)

  • designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (multiplicative reasoning)

  • designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (sequences and graphs)

  • designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (statistics and probability)

  • designing effective learning and teaching in mathematics (geometry)

The aim of this community is to work deeply on one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and will include lesson analysis and lesson design. Other areas of maths could be supported in a second year to maintain the engagement/momentum of this group.

It is expected that this work would be linked to the Early Career Framework so could be viewed as a two-year offer.

Teachers will enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered. This will be evidenced in lesson design through:

  • appreciation of the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught

  • an understanding of key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery – signature pedagogies for maths

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

  • making appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught.