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Subject Knowledge (Teaching Assistants)

The purpose of this project is to support primary teaching assistants (TAs) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.  These programmes are 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 year the focus will be on the following mathematical areas:

  • What is effective in the learning and teaching of mathematics?

  • Number sense (part 1)

  • Number sense (part 2)

  • Additive reasoning

  • Multiplicative reasoning

  • Fractions.

Feedback from participants:

“It has been a valuable experience, with plenty to take back to school to build on.”

"[The Work Group Lead] was a great teacher, enhancing my subject knowledge and creating an atmosphere in the group in which I felt able to contribute."

This Work Group is now closed. Recruitment for 22/23 will start after half term.