Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) in Secondary Mathematics

We are delighted to again be offering funded Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) in Secondary Mathematics in 2018-19.

Our Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) in Secondary Mathematics provides free, high quality professional development to enable and support non-specialist teachers to teach Secondary Mathematics.

The focus of the year long programme is to increase subject knowledge and subject specific pedagogy across all topic areas and key stages to enable non-specialist teachers to teach mathematics. There is no cost to attend and following successful completion your school can claim cover costs for the 2 full days required out of school.  This is a great CPD option for non-specialists currently teaching, or transitioning to teaching mathematics.

The programme consists of an initial full day training, followed by 10 twilight sessions across the year, and enrolment on an online SKE course led by Plymouth University.    School mentors will facilitate the teaching of mathematics lessons back at the participant’s school (participants who do not have the opportunity at their own school, may be allocated a school to work with). There will be a further full day session to focus on pedagogy, opportunities to observe, and reflection on mathematics teaching at Churchill.  All sessions are delivered by NCETM Accredited Professional Development Leads.

Participants who complete the TSST will be awarded a certificate of completion from the Great North Maths Hub.  Further reflective writing can lead into 30 credit Master’s Degree modules though CIMT, Plymouth University; Please contact us for further information on this.

Programme Dates

Session Date Duration Venue
Induction & Getting started for Participants 22nd Nov 18 9am – 3.30pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 1 6th Dec 18 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 2 17th Jan 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 3 31st Jan 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 4 28th Feb 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 5 14th Mar 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Observation and Reflection 28th Mar 19 9am – 3.30pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 6 25th Apr 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 7 9th May 19 9am – 3.30pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 8 23rd May 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 9 6th Jun 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College
Twilight Session 10 20th Jun 19 3.45pm – 6pm Churchill Community College

Induction session for mentors will be held on 29th November 2018, 8.30am – 12.30pm at Churchill Community College

To register for the programme please complete this form https://goo.gl/forms/HevU1ldrEzGDgwB42

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Minimum Attendance – In order to successfully complete the programme, participants must complete the online SKE course, attend both full delivery day’s attend a minimum of 8 of the twilight sessions, and complete a reflective journal.

Participant eligibility
  • non-specialist teachers who could potentially teach secondary mathematics, core maths or physics in addition to, or as their main subject
  • non-specialist teachers who are currently teaching mathematics, core maths or physics (either full-time or in addition to the specialist subject)
  • teachers who are looking to return to the profession. For the purpose of TSST, non-specialists are deemed to be those teachers who have not undertaken initial teacher training (ITT) in the TSST subject in which they are training.
Additional eligibility criteria
  • newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are eligible to undertake TSST training
  • primary teachers are only eligible to undertake TSST if they will be teaching year 7/8 pupils as part of cross-school key stage 2/3 collaboration (e.g. in a multiacademy trust (MAT) or middle school) or if they have firm plans to convert from primary to a secondary teaching post
  • participants who are members of and have been awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) by the Society for Education are eligible for the programme if they have firm plans to teach a TSST subject in a secondary school or sixth form college
  • supply teachers and peripatetic teachers are eligible only if they do not have a contract with a school and are committed to returning to a permanent post in a secondary school or sixth form college
  • teachers without QTS working in academies are eligible for the programme
  • participants may undertake a second TSST programme only where they can evidence that it will lead to an increase in their teaching hours in that subject. This will be by exception and NCTL will consider this on a case by case basis. You will be asked to provide information to support each case and a template is provided in annex 1. Lead schools should not accept these participants on their programme until each case has been considered and approved by NCTL
  • overseas trained teachers should be resident and eligible to work in the UK, and actively seeking a post in secondary school or sixth form college

Please get in touch with any queries, and feel free to cascade amongst your contacts.

The TSST is delivered in partnership with Great North Teaching School Alliance and The Centre for Innovation in Mathematic Teaching (CIMT).

Any questions, please contact nicola.reilly@ntlp.org.uk

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