This programme is designed to ensure that you meet the standards to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the additional PGCE qualification, and provides you with insights into teaching beyond the Teacher standards.
Across the partnership, the aim is to produce effective practitioners who will make a positive contribution to the teaching profession. By the end of the programme, you should be able to demonstrate appropriate professional attributes, have a strong subject and pedagogical knowledge, and be able to plan and teach effectively to ensure that all pupils make progress.
We work with The University of Reading and they are one of the few providers in the country authorised to offer Primary trainees the opportunity to follow the Primary with Mathematics specialism route, leading to subject leadership, or specialist teaching of mathematics within a primary setting.
Trainees following this route may be eligible for an additional bursary depending upon their A-level qualifications.
As a maths specialist it’ll be your responsibility to act as an authority on the subject within your school, influencing how high-quality maths teaching is delivered in all classes. This also includes training to deliver quality teaching across the diverse primary curriculum – from science to the arts, history, geography, and basic computing skills.
Through your teacher training, you’ll develop the skills to become an expert in teaching maths to children between the primary ages of 5 and 11. You’ll take a lead in inspiring them to overcome barriers, solve problems, and elevate their enthusiasm for the subject. Teaching maths as a specialist has never been more important:
You’ll ensure every child gets the chance to leave primary school and begin secondary education with the best opportunity to succeed
you’ll increase essential maths skills needed for everyday life.