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Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (ECT Teachers)

This project is new to the Maths Hub offer this year and is designed to support Early Career Teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.  

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. 

Participants will: 

  • plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths 

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

  • understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery 

  • understand approaches to assess pupils’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account 

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

  • observe experienced teachers in Maths, analysing the pedagogy. 

These networks are free to all teachers and schools involved.  Teachers that participated last year are encouraged to continue into a 2nd year to further deepen their understanding and benefit from the community network.

We have a limit of two participants per school to ensure we can support as many schools as possible. If you would like to sign up more, please email to let us know, and we will see if we are able to accommodate your request.

Dates and Venue:

This community will consist of 4 face-to-face sessions from 9am to 4pm on the following dates:

  • Friday 12th January
  • Friday 9th February
  • Friday 1st March
  • Friday 7th June

The sessions will be held at the HISP Learning Partnership Hub, Tanners Brook Primary School, Elmes Drive, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 4PF

Bookings for this programme are now full for this academic year. We are looking to run the programme next year for more ECTs. If you would like to express your interest in taking part, please email