Teacher Subject Specialism Training for Maths 2019-20

What is it? DfE funded Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) for mathematics for the academic year 2019-20.

Who is it for? Teachers of other subjects who are teaching mathematics for all or part of their timetable and mathematics teachers who are returning to the profession after an absence of several years.

What is the aim of the course? To support teachers in developing their mathematical knowledge, confidence and pedagogy.

The TSST course will be led by Comberton Village College, in association with the Cambridge Maths Hub and the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

The course will consist of four elements:

1) Six whole-day sessions - 

These will focus on different aspects of the curriculum and will explore:

  • The mathematics itself
  • The pedagogic knowledge required to teach the maths
  • Some useful resources to teach with

2) Optional online twilight sessions - 

These will take place via Webex and will follow up some of the themes explored earlier in the half term

3) Short readings - 

You will be given a book that is aimed at mathematics teachers and some other short readings that we will discuss during the sessions.

4) Observation visit - 

Participants will receive a visit from a member of the Cambridge Maths Hub. This will involve a supportive (not graded) lesson observation, followed by a period of discussion and written feedback.

All of this is fully funded by the DfE. Teachers who join the course will be asked to confirm they can attend all six of the course days. Schools will be asked to commit to releasing teachers to attend (and will need to provide any cover that might be necessary).

Provisional session dates:

  • Tues 15 Oct
  • Mon 25 Nov
  • Fri 17 Jan
  • Mon 9 Mar
  • Mon 27 Apr
  • Tues 23 Jun

Quotes from previous participants:

"The course has been instrumental to my success as a maths teacher this year."

"I would recommend the course—it has been inspirational!"

Please click here to view the programme flier.

Places are limited. Please contact Mark Dawes on mdawes@combertonvc.org to express interest and to book a place.