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Subject Knowledge (Non-Specialists)

This programme is a continuation of the teacher subject specialism training (TSST) that was available in previous years through different institutions.  The programme is aligned to the NCETM Teaching for Mastery principles and is based on six key themes:

  • Structure of the number system
  • Operating on number
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Sequences and graphs
  • Statistics and probability
  • Geometry.

Participants will explore these themes, supported by an experienced secondary practitioner.

This group is free for all teachers and school involved.

Who can take part?

This programme is for non-specialist teachers of maths in state-funded schools who fit the following definition:

A non-specialist teacher of mathematics is ‘a teacher that is currently teaching some mathematics who has not undertaken initial teacher training (ITT) in mathematics’.

If there is sufficient space in the cohort, other teachers of maths who do not fit this definition but would benefit from this support may also participate.


This programme will consist of 18 sessions held virtually from 16:15 to 17:30 on the following dates:

  • Thursday 4th January
  • Tuesday 9th January
  • Tuesday 23rd January
  • Thursday 25th January
  • Thursday 29th February
  • Tuesday 5th March
  • Tuesday 12th March
  • Thursday 14th March
  • Monday 15th April
  • Monday 22nd April
  • Thursday 25th April
  • Tuesday 7th May
  • Monday 13th May
  • Tuesday 21st May
  • Thursday 23rd May
  • Thursday 6th June
  • Wednesday 19th June
  • Wednesday 26th June

The Zoom links for these sessions will be sent out by the Work Group Lead prior to each event.

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