Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

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Teacher Subject Specialist Training: Secondary Maths 2018-19

We are pleased to announce that Benjamin Britten, Centre for Excellence in Mathematics, will be running Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) in Secondary Mathematics. This is a DfE funded subject knowledge enhancement course, aimed at non-specialist teachers who are currently delivering GCSE Mathematics.


All delegates will be trained to teach up to and including the subject content of the Higher Tier GCSE; they will also observe and reflect on current pedagogical developments in teaching mathematics.


The aim of the course is to revise / widen participants’ personal mathematical skills within the key stage 3 and 4 mathematics curriculum. Balance conceptual understanding (CPA) with written proficiency; with the following core themes running throughout the programme

  • CPA - Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract
  • Connections between topics
  • Fluency, Reasoning and Problem solving
  • Misconceptions in maths
  • Support, stretch and challenge

Activities are set in contexts that pupils can engage with, are collaborative, and use visual representations to help deepen understanding.

The TSST course will help local schools to retain and develop staff, improve pupil outcomes and reduce in-school teaching quality variation.

The most effective teachers have deep knowledge of the subjects they teach. As well as a strong understanding of the material being taught, teachers must also understand the way students think about the content. - “ Developing Teachers” Sutton Trust, Jan 2015


For further details or to register please contact Kathryn Jenkins, Director for the Centre of Excellence in Mathematics,