Primary Teaching Assistants Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programme
The Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Primary Teaching Assistants Programme
is designed for primary teaching assistants who are supporting maths, and who would like
to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. This may be particularly relevant
for new TAs or TAs that have not received maths-specific training.
This project is designed to improve the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for
all practitioners teaching and supporting the learning of primary maths.
This programme will last the equivalent of four days.
What is involved?
It utilises primary teaching assistant-specific materials and focuses on the following mathematical areas:
What is effective in the learning and teaching of mathematics?
Number sense (part 1)
Number sense (part 2)
What will you learn?
Your pupils will demonstrate a positive attitude towards maths, being willing to have a go, persevere, and share their mathematical ideas
You will review your practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to support the pupils you are working with
You will 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
The SKTM Primary Teaching Assistants Programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
Dates of Hub Days:
9th November 2023 8.30am - 4pm
28th November 2023 8.30am - 4pm
16th January 2024 8.30am - 4pm
20th February 2024 8.30am - 4pm