Mathematics/Physics Non-Specialist Training

Programmes for 2019-2020

 

  • Finding it hard to get a job?
  • Are you a qualified teacher who would be able to teach mathematics or physics with suitable training?
  • Are you a mathematics or physics teacher returning to teaching who would benefit from a refresher course?
  • Are you currently teaching mathematics or physics as a non-specialist?
  • Are you a subject specialist who wishes to 'refresh' their subject knowledge and how best to teach it?
  • Are you an HLTA who wishes to specialise in mathematics and/or physics
  • Are you lecturing in FE and having to deliver level 1 and 2 mathematics, numeracy element of Key Skills or physics courses?
  • Are you a primary-trained teacher teaching a nurture group maths and /or physics in a secondary school?
  • Does your current staffing meet your school's curriculum needs for next year?
  • Have you or do you expect to have 'hard to fill' vacancies in mathematics or physics?
  • Do you have or know of high quality teachers in subject areas where you have an excess of staff? Could they be retrained to teach maths and/or physics?
  • Are your current non-specialists physics and mathematics teachers receiving CPD to enable them to teach and assess more?

 

We are working with the Institute of Physics, NCETM and Nottingham Trent University to design and deliver 2 programmes to improve the maths and physics subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning teachers/lecturers such that they can confidently teach 11- 16 mathematics or physics, and in some cases even A level for suitable participants.

 

 

 


 

Mathematics Non-Specialist Subject Knowledge

Programme for 2019-2020

 

Working with Nottingham Trent University we have designed a course that will develop teachers' subject and pedagogical knowledge to enable them to teach 11-16 mathematics with confidence.

 

The course aims to develop an understanding of the new national curriculum for mathematics alongside the development of a deeper understanding of the mathematics they will be teaching.

 

 

Areas of focus include:

  • Key elements of the KS3 and GCSE curricula
  • Reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Multiple representations
  • Teaching for depth of understanding
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Common difficulties and misconceptions in mathematics

 

 

Knowledge areas taught will include:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

 

Although the programme for this course is organised into knowledge areas, connections across these mathematical ideas will be made to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems.

 

Participants will be supported by an in-school subject mentor who will facilitate opportunities to observe and try out the ideas from the programme. The course will be delivered through face to face sessions and on-line activities to support/develop learning between sessions.

 

 

This programme is suited to:

  • Teachers wanting to upskill their own knowledge and understanding in order to extend the pupils they teach.
  • Non-specialist staff who are currently/will be teaching mathematics.
  • KS2 teachers teaching in a secondary school.
  • Teachers wishing to return to the profession.
  • Teachers wanting to increase their job prospects through being able to offer a second subject specialism.
  • TAs wishing to specialise in mathematics.
  • FE lecturers delivering level 1/2 mathematics and/or Numeracy

 

 

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Physics Non-Specialist Subject Knowledge

Programme for 2019-2020

 

Working with Nottingham Trent University and IoP as a Link and Partner School we have designed a course that will develop teachers' subject and pedagogical knowledge to enable them to teach 11-16 physics with confidence to include the teaching of physics A level for suitable participants.

 

The course aims to develop understanding of issues and complexities which surround the teaching and learning of physics to enable participants to develop scientific skills to complement the knowledge needed to teach students for a deep understanding of physics. This course will include integrated practical elements.

 

 

Specific Learning Outcomes

  • To develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills within physics;
  • To will explore the 11-16 physics curriculum as well as the teaching of physics at A level standard for some candidates.

 

 

Knowledge areas taught will include:

  • Motion & Forces: Linear motion and rotational motion
  • Energy: Conservation of energy and momentum – impulse-momentum change theorem, law of conservation of momentum and collisions and Thermal Physics – Methods of heat transfer and calorimetry.
  • Electricity & Magnetism: Static (electrostatics) and Circuits, mains and electrical power including generation of electricity.
  • Waves: Nature, properties and behaviours, Transverse – light to include reflection, refraction and diffraction and Longitudinal - sound.
  • Radioactivity: Types, uses and fission and fusion

 

Participants will be supported throughout by an in-school subject mentor who will facilitate opportunities to observe and try out the ideas from the programme. The course will be delivered through face to face sessions and on-line activities to support and develop learning between sessions.

 

 

This programme is ideally suited to:

  • Specialist staff intending to teach physics next year who may not currently have the skill set required.
  • Non-specialist staff who are currently/will be teaching physics.
  • KS2 teachers teaching in a secondary school e.g. nurture groups.
  • Teachers wishing to return to the profession.
  • Teachers wanting to increase their job prospects through being able to offer a second subject specialism.
  • TAs wishing to specialise in physics

 

 

Further information

To find out more about TSST, the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please refer to the DfE website.

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