Secondary Mathematics TSST Course

Course Objective

To enhance the mathematical subject knowledge of non specialist maths teachers at KS2, based on the new curriculum.

Running Themes

  • Conceptual Understanding (CPA - Concrete, Pictoral and Abstract)
  • Connections between topics
  • Fluency, Reasoning and Problem solving
  • Misconceptions in maths
  • The new curriculum


Session Topics

  1. Effective Mathematics teaching
  2. Conceptual understanding and CPA approach
  3. Numbers and the number system
  4. Calculation strategies - the 4 operations
  5. Problem solving
  6. Proportionality
  7. Probability
  8. Transformations
  9. Geometrical reasoning
  10. Algebra and linear equations
  11. Quadratics expressions and equations
  12. Measures
  13. Pythagoras and trigonometry


Course Timetable

Session Name Delivered by Wymondham Farlingaye Sir Isaac Newton

Effective Mathematics 

Five big ideas that support effective maths teaching in the new curriculum.

Alison Borthwick/Rose Keating

Saturday 3 November

09:15 - 11:30

Wednesday 31 October

17:00 - 19:15

Thursday 1 November

17:00 - 19:15

Conceptual Understanding

To understand the principles and practicalities behind conceptual Mathematics in the classroom

Alison Borthwick/Rose Keating

Wednesday 28 November

17:00 - 19:15

Tuesday 27 November

17:00 - 19:15

Thursday 29 November

17:00 - 19:15

The Number System

Understand place value and the properties of numbers

Kay Lowdon/Sophie Kardi/Tom Marjoram

Saturday 19 January

09:15 - 11:30

Thursday 17 January

17:00 - 19:15

Tuesday 15 January 

17:00 - 19:15

Calculation Strategies

Effective addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies

Charlie Dawson

Wednesday 6 February

17:00 - 19:15

Thursday 7 February

17:00 - 19:15

Tuesday 12 February

17:00 - 19:15

Problem Solving

Strategies to enable students to construct and solve mathematical problems

Nicola Coe

Saturday 9 March

09:15 - 11:30

Thursday 7 March

17:00 - 19:15

Tuesday 5 March

17:00 - 19:15


Understanding fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportionaility

Katy Doidge


Friday 5 April - Saturday 6th April

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Effective strategies to teach probability for conceptual understanding

Sophie Kardi


Understanding how geometrical shapes and functions may be transformed

Andrew Gemmell

Geometrical reasoning

Geometrical problem solving in the new curriculum

Craig Stuart

Algebra and linear equations

Introducing algebra and working with the unknown in a linear context

Charlie Dawson


Further algebra and working with the unknown in a quadratic context

Charlie Dawson


Understanding perimeter,  area and volume and their interconnections

Jess Palmer

Saturday 18 May

09:15 - 11:30

Thursday 23 May

17:00 - 19:15

Tuesday 21 May

17:00 - 19:15

Pythagoras and Triganometry

Effective strategies to introduce these 9-1 foundation tier topics

Rebecca Spearpoint

Wednesday 12 June

17:00 - 19:15

Thursday 13 June

17:00 - 17:15

Tuesday 4 June

17:00 - 19:15


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The Accreditation Folder

At the beginning of the course each participant will be issued with a folder and it will be their responsibility to complete all sections of the folder over the duration of the course.

  • Reflective Diary - Observations and evaluation from lessons, conversations with pupils other teachers, observations, department meetings, other CPD, reporting or exam marking. The reflective diary should be reviewed at some point during the course to reflect on pedagogical progress.
  • Take-away tasks - Little mathematical tasks based on misconceptions will be given at the end of the session to try out in class with direction of the questions to answer yourself.
  • Observation Feedback - Keep copies of any formal and informal observations you have recieved or given.
  • Mentor/Department Meetings - Include minutes from meetings with your mentor and/or department.
  • Student Voice - At the beginning and the end of the course take feedback from your students on the content and style of your delivery of mathematics.
  • Pen Pic - At the end of the course write a short A4 sized pen pic explaning your personal mathematics and teaching journey throughout the course.
  • GCSE Exam Paper - Evaluate subject knowledge at start and end of the course.

Those that complete at least 70% attendance and can evidence within their folder the 7 key criteria and tasks above will recieve their accreditation certificate.

All materials used by the trainers throughout the course will be available online to all participants.

For the residential weekender a more detailed schedule will be issued nearer the time.


Registration Form

To register for the course please download the below form and send back as requested on the form.

Secondary Mathematics TSST Registration form


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