TSST: Secondary Maths

FREE Subject Specialism Training

October 2018 – January 2019

Designed for teachers who are teaching Maths as a second subject and for those returning to teaching

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 fifth year.

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

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

Aims of the course:

The purpose of TSST is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning teachers in maths and to increase the number of hours taught in this subject. The training is therefore available to those who are already teaching, or have a firm intention to teach maths in a secondary school or sixth form college in the near future.

By the end of the course teachers will:

  • Strengthen their subject pedagogy and have a secure knowledge of 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.

Main Contact: Jackie Blackwood at George Abbot Teaching School

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