Work Group Outline
This project is designed to support primary teaching assistants (TAs) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus improving their confidence in how to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.
What is involved?
The programme is based on four core primary modules and will explore the key elements for each, including precise language, structures and representations:
- Number sense
- Additive reasoning
- Multiplicative reasoning
An additional module offers an introduction which sets the scene for the current maths teaching landscape.
All sessions in the Autumn and Spring term will be conducted remotely, this will be re-assessed in the Summer term.
Who can apply?
These programmes are designed for TAs 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.
Participants and their schools must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme.
What is the cost?
The SKTM – (TA) programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
Who will be leading the group?
Sally Barker – Sally is a Primary Maths Teaching for Mastery Specialist, NCETM PD Accredited lead and Assistant Primary TfM Lead at Matrix Maths Hub. She has 10 years experience as a classroom teacher and subject leader. Sally has been involved in the Teaching for Mastery programme since its inception in 2014 and has visited Shanghai on two occasions, to observe lessons taught using this approach.
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