Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics (SKTM) – Primary Early Career Teachers

Develop mathematical subject knowledge and pedagogy.

Two maths-specific subject knowledge projects are available to support primary Early Career Teachers (ECTs) – one is for ECTs who have not yet participated in this project and one is for those who participated in 2021/22. Both projects offer high-quality subject knowledge and pedagogy maths support for ECTs, recognising the requirements of the ECF. 

Communities of ECTs will be formed in these projects, allowing for collaboration and practice-sharing. In both projects, teachers will design effective learning and teaching in maths, and review and analyse their practice.

Phase 1 Communities are for those identified as Early Career Teachers – teachers in their first year of teaching. Phase 2 Communities are for those in the early part of their careers. They will have engaged with Phase 1 before engaging with this phase.

  • Your pupils will be seen to elaborate when responding to questions, showing that their answer stems from a secure understanding. 
  • You will identify essential concepts, knowledge, and skills within the topic area and provide the opportunity for all pupils to learn and master these critical components. 
  • You will develop an understanding of approaches to assess pupils’ prior learning so that learning sequences are planned to take this into account