Mathematics encompasses the study of number, algebra, shape, measures and data-handling. At Leicester, we strive to ensure that you become an effective practitioner of Mathematics education with the ability to excite and engage pupils in all areas.
You will learn from some of the best practitioners in the field and, with their support, you will learn how to become an effective practitioner yourself. The programme will cover all areas of the National Curriculum for Mathematics, and will also address national testing, extra-curricular learning opportunities and your own professional development.
The Mathematics PGCE course aims to:
Broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of Mathematics for teaching purposes
Develop your understanding and insight into the ways in which Mathematics is learned, and the potential difficulties
Provide an informed and critical view of National Curriculum requirements
Provide up-to-date knowledge and experience of curriculum materials, developments in assessment and examinations, and the potential of Information and Communications Technology
Provide a broad range of teaching and learning methods to cater for a full range of abilities
Develop your skills in planning, communication, assessment, recording and evaluation
The Mathematics subject specialism will cover a variety of areas including:
The Mathematics curriculum
Subject knowledge: approaches to teaching and learning, including common misconceptions
Teaching Mathematics using technology
Assessment of and for learning
Theories of learning and teaching
Differentiating to enable all pupils to reach their potential
Teaching Functional Maths and Problem Solving
Maths outside the classroom
If you are passionate about teaching, ambitious, reflective and with excellent communication skills and a desire to positively influence and transform young people’s lives, we look forward to receiving your application.
In return we will offer you: • a PGCE programme with QTS and Master’s level credits with our Higher Education Institution (HEI) partner, The University of Leicester • a training programme including sessions at university, Higham Lane School as well as your placement schools • an on-the-job training approach working alongside experienced teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons from the start of the academic year • teaching experience at 2 complementary schools • opportunities to work alongside other trainees to share ideas and experiences • both subject and professional mentors to support and guide you through your training year.
Successful applicants may be placed at any of our schools depending on subject specialism.
For information on our partner schools, please see (https://www.highamlaneschool.co.uk/partnership).