Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths - Primary Teachers- Number Pathway

This project is designed to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom.

There are two pathways: Number, and Spatial Reasoning. Each pathway consists of several core units and looks at specific core units and looks at specific topics as well as policy and practice. Exploration of modules in these pathways will take place during the academic year, over the equivalent of four days. Participants in the programme may wish to follow one pathway this year, and the other pathway next year. 

What's involved?

The programme is based on five core primary modules:

  • Policy and impact on practice
  • Number sense
  • Additive reasoning
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Fractions.

These core modules are each designed to be delivered over three hours. This programme will take place across the equivalent of four days.


What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • enhance their maths subject knowledge with an emphasis on the key structures in each mathematical area covered
  • understand the key elements that form number sense, forms of addition and subtraction, forms of multiplication and division, and forms of fractions, including precise language, structures and representations
  • review their practice as a result of the sessions and make specific adaptations to impact on pupil outcomes.


Who can apply?

This programme is designed for teachers who would like to further develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. It will be particularly relevant for teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.


What is the cost?

The SKTM – Primary programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


Where and when?

The face-to-face sessions will be held at Hallam Fields Primary School, Long Meadow Way, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 3LL

  • Introductory session (online): Thursday 13th October 1:15pm-2:45pm (A member of SLT will be asked to join the first part of this session)
  • Session 1 (face-to-face): Tuesday 8th November - 9:15am-2:45pm
  • Session 2 (face-to-face): Friday 13th January- 9:15am-2:45pm
  • Session 3 (face-to-face): Thursday 2nd March- 9:15am-2:45pm
  • Session 4 (face-to-face): Thursday 25th May- 9:15am-2:45pm


Who will lead the programme?

Vicki Giffard - Primary mathematics Consultant



This Programme has now started and we are no longer accepting applications, however if you would like to express an interest in our 2023/24 programme, please complete our expression of interest form