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NCP 20-23: Early Years – Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM)

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it.

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This programme is designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five years olds. This may be particularly relevant for NQTs, teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.

If your school is currently more focused on preparing for teaching for mastery, you may want to consider engaging with the Building Firm Mathematical Foundations in Reception project. Ask your local Maths Hub for more details.

  • To support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in maths in the classroom, particularly focusing on Number Patterns and Structures.
  • 7 sessions and an introductory session, every 2-4 weeks starting in January.

Participants and their schools will:

  • develop enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on developmental progression in the Early Years to ensure sequences of learning are cohesive
  • consider the learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across the wider provision – reviewing and enhancing the opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision.

What is the cost?

The SKTM Early Years Programme project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.