Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics -  Primary Programme

The purpose of the programmes in this project is to support primary teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils in the maths classroom.

The programme is based on four core primary modules:

  • Number sense
  • Additive reasoning
  • Multiplicative reasoning
  • Fractions

What is involved

This Work Group is offered to impact on developing the subject knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for all practitioners teaching and supporting the learning of maths.

Who can apply?

 This Work Group is designed for teachers who would like to further develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths. They will be particularly relevant for NQTs/RQTs, teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training.


It has long been recognised that maths teaching is enhanced when the teachers are confident about the subject matter.  This Work Group aims to increase maths subject and pedagogical knowledge leading to increased teacher confidence and more effective maths teaching.

Expectations of participants and their schools

Participants will be expected to attend all the sessions and complete intersessional tasks.

Group 1 dates:

Monday 25th January, 1pm – 4pm

Monday 22nd February, 1pm – 4pm

Monday 15th March, 1pm – 4pm

Monday 26th April, 1pm – 4pm

Group 2 dates:

Wednesday 3rd February, 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday 3rd March, 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday 21st April, 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday 26th May, 1pm – 4pm

Group 3 dates:

Thursday 15th April: 1pm – 4pm

Thursday 6th May: 1pm – 4pm

Thursday 27th May: 1pm – 4pm

Thursday 24th June: 1pm – 4pm

Group 4 dates:

Thursday 22nd April: 1pm – 4pm

Thursday 20th May: 1pm – 4pm

Thursday 10th June: 1pm – 4pm

Wednesday 30th June: 1pm – 4pm