Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths - Secondary Non-specialist Teachers

This project is designed to support non-specialist teachers teaching maths in a secondary school in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom.


What is involved?

The programme is aligned to the NCETM teaching for mastery pedagogy 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.


What are the benefits?

Participants will:

  • explore and increase their use of a range of pedagogic approaches consistent with teaching for mastery
  • increase their confidence in planning for progression in maths
  • improve their subject and curriculum knowledge of secondary maths with a particular emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas.


What are the expectations?

Participants and their schools must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme.


Who can apply?

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.


What is the cost?

The SKTM – Secondary Non-specialists project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.


Where and when?


All sessions will be Face to Face from 9.15am to 3.15pm  

  • Session 1- Thursday 10th November 2022, Brooke Weston Academy, Corby, Northamptonshire 
  • Session 2- Wednesday 11th January 2023 Brooke Weston Academy, Corby, Northamptonshire 
  • Session 3- Tuesday 28th February 2023,  (Venue TBC)
  • Session 4- Wednesday 26th April 2023, Brooke Weston Academy, Corby, Northamptonshire
  • Session 5- Thursday 8th June 2023, Brooke Weston Academy, Corby, Northamptonshire
  • Session 6- Wednesday 28th June 2023  (Venue TBC)


Who will be leading the programme?

Nick Asker - Independent Education Consultant, specialising in improving learning in mathematics



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