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Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) Mathematics (at Holyhead School)

17th October 2018 @ 4:30 pm

| Free

Brief Overview

Cost: FREE

The course will be taught to try and develop how delegates approach and think about Mathematics, encouraging them to ‘think Mathematically’.

Some sessions will focus explicitly on this and develop approach and pedagogy rather than content. Other sessions concentrate on particular areas which form the back-bone of Mathematics teaching in a school environment, particularly for non-specialists – i.e. number and algebra.

These topics are in no way suggested to be the only ‘important’ ones. But by focusing in detail on the topics of patterns, algebra and fractions, whilst continually fostering ‘Mathematical thinking’, other applied topics should be able to be taught with greater confidence and success.


  • (17th October) Introduction: Why is Maths considered ‘core’? Course outline and baseline audit to measure current knowledge.
  • (7th November) How, and why, should students communicate mathematically? Mathematical language, problem solving and probability.
  • (21nd November) Maths Mastery Problem Solving, Shanghai style teaching: Bar Model
  • (12th December) What is a fraction, and why are fractions important? Understanding, applying & visually representing fractions.
  • (16th January 2019) How should algebra be introduced and then developed? Exploring activities to develop a teaching tool-kit to support teaching algebra across varying levels.
  • (30th January 2019) Probability, what resources are available, Learning Resources Planning, Exit Audit.
  • (13th February 2019) School Experience Day Presentation of LR. Celebration / Award Certificates.


Tom Preston (SLE).

Who is it suitable for:

  • Non specialists in secondary schools teaching Mathematics up to foundation GCSE level.

What will you take away with you?

  • Understanding of transferable mathematical teaching skills.
  • 20 Masters Credits (Birmingham City University).

What is the intended impact for you?

  • Improved understanding of Mathematical pedagogy at primary or secondary level.

What is the intended impact for your school?

  • Enabling non-specialists to teach Mathematics in a secondary environment with greater confidence.

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17th October 2018
4:30 pm
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Holyhead School
Milestone Lane Holyhead Road
Birmingham, West Midlands B21 0HN United Kingdom
0121 523 1960


Matthew Purslow
02476302580 extension 223

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