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Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics - Primary Early Career Teachers

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it

Who can take part?


Participants will be those identified as Early Career Teachers – teachers in their first or second year of teaching.

What is involved?


Whilst recognising the requirements of the Early Career Framework, this programme provides a subject-specific focus for the ECT that enhances the statutory offer, with a focus on the teaching of maths. This is situated in the context of two core mathematical concepts: Number sense, and Additive and multiplicative reasoning.

The programme strikes a balance between developing teachers’ maths subject knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, alongside classroom practice to support the learning of maths. Participants will attend the equivalent of up to four days of sessions, focusing between sessions on the use of tasks in the classroom.


What will you learn?


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

  • You will evaluate and adapt existing resources to enable them to be used to meet the needs of pupils

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

When and where?​

The next cohort will begin in autumn 2024. The workshop details will be confirmed in September.

What is the cost?


The SKTM Primary Early Career Teachers Programme project 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.

What should you do next?

Complete the form to join the waiting list.

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