TSST: Secondary Maths

FREE Subject Specialism Training

October 2019 – January 2020

Designed for non-specialist teachers who would like to teach an additional subject and for those returning to the profession.

Quality assured by the JMC-enabled community process

George Abbot Teaching School are delighted to be running our hugely successful Maths Teacher Subject Specialism Training again for the sixth year.

“Paul is an excellent and inspirational presenter who adapts the content according to need.” (Participant A)

 “Superb! The presenter is very knowledgeable, using different ways and communication skills for us to understand the course/work.” (Participant B)

Money towards supply costs is available, further details upon request.

Aims of the course:

The purpose of TSST is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and to increase the number of hours taught in this subject. A variety of participants are eligible, such as: QTS teachers of any subject specialism who want to teach secondary maths, teachers returning to the progression, overseas trained teachers and academy teachers with QTS.

By the end of the course teachers will:

  • Strengthen their subject pedagogy and have a secure knowledge of the mathematics curriculum.
  • Enhance pupils’ learning experience by maintaining their interest/enthusiasm for mathematics.
  • Ensure pupils’ success by addressing common errors and misunderstandings.
  • Demonstrate a confident and critical understanding of developments in mathematics.

Programme Dates and Times:          

Venue address: George Abbot Teaching School, Woodruff Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1XX

Course Tutor: Paul Metcalf is a self-employed education consultant offering support to departments, schools and local authorities.  He is an OfSTED Inspector for school, independent and initial teacher education inspections as well as pre-registration visits for free schools, studio schools, academies and university technical colleges.

He is a regular course trainer for professional development providers offering training for newly and recently qualified teachers as well as subject leaders, senior leaders and governors.  More recently, he has led conferences on the use of data in schools, mathematics across the curriculum and the new GCSE examinations.

Paul is an associate of the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) and served in a variety of capacities as a council member of the Mathematical Association. He has worked as an editor on a series of textbooks as well as authoring materials for financial management and subject knowledge development.

Day Content
14th Oct 9.30am – 15.30pm Focus on number, ratio and proportion
13th Nov 9.30am – 15.30pm Focus on probability and statistics
16th Dec 9.30am – 15.30pm Focus on geometry and geometrical proofs
9th Jan 9.30am – 15.30pm: Focus on algebra and algebraic proofs

Additional lesson observations offered at George Abbot School.

Lunch and course materials are provided – free to attend.

Main Contact: Jackie Blackwood at George Abbot Teaching School

jblackwood@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk or Tel:  01483 888047