On the NSB/NTTP Mathematics course, students will train towards a professional teaching qualification, achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our course requires a study of academic literature and completion of professional assignments, alongside two school based placements. It is designed to give trainees the opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the standards for Qualified Teacher Status.
The course is perfect for those who find Mathematics exciting and challenging, who are able to share this enthusiasm with young people. To be successful, trainees need to watch and learn from other teachers and then deliver in a style that suits their own personality. Learning in a classroom requires professionalism, organisation, planning, preparation and excellent subject knowledge. Trainees will experience lessons across a range of ages and attainment, reflecting the diverse needs of students in our schools. They will work alongside an experienced team of Mathematicians, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all students. Through the process of observation and team teaching opportunities the ability to communicate key mathematical concepts and skills will be developed.
You will spend the majority of your course in the classroom; working with dedicated professionals. This is the best place to learn the art of teaching. During your placements you will teach pupils in the 11-16 age range. You will receive a practice-led, hands on experience. Trainees are supported by a Subject Based Tutor and Professional Tutor within school; the Lead Subject Mentor from the NTTP SCITT and the Programme Facilitators. General Professional Study sessions enhance your knowledge of teaching and learning and help to develop your pedagogy. Constant self-reflection allows trainees to assess their strengths and development potential, which allows progression and confidence.
Subject Studies are delivered as twilight sessions and take place in the first half of the year so that you have the tools to succeed in your school placements. They are bespoke sessions reflecting the needs of a Maths teacher, designed to illustrate ways to help you apply your knowledge and understanding in designing and teaching lessons. Sessions are delivered by your Lead Subject Mentor and other experienced teachers.
A selection of subject studies sessions are as follows:
Changes in the curriculum
Developing positive attitudes to Maths
Planning and preparing an effective Maths lesson
Post 16 Maths and how it links with GCSE