Subject Knowledge for Secondary Early Career Teachers

This project is designed to support secondary early career teachers (teachers in their first two years of teaching) in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support students in maths in the classroom.


Who can take part?

Phase 1 in this project is for those identified as Early Career Teachers – teachers in their first or second year of teaching.

Phase 2 is for those in the early part of their careers. They will have engaged with Phase 1 before engaging with this phase.

Please note that this is a 2 year programme with 4 days in each year.


What is involved?

Two maths-specific subject knowledge projects are available to support secondary Early Career Teachers (ECTs) – one is for ECTs who have not yet participated in this project and one is for those who participated in 2022/23. Both projects offer high-quality subject knowledge and pedagogy maths support for ECTs, recognising the requirements of the ECF.

The programme will build on the knowledge gained during initial teacher training. This will be achieved by focusing on one area of maths in detail: multiplicative reasoning for participants in Phase 1, and sequences and graphical representations for participants in Phase 2.


What will you learn?

  • Your students will reason with increasing confidence in response to effective questioning within the classroom
  • You will consider task and lesson design, with your students’ needs in mind
  • You will notice aspects of teaching for mastery within a given task or lesson, and be able to articulate their purpose

What is the cost? 

The Subject Knowledge for Secondary Early Career Teachers programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to book onto this Work Group for the 23/24 academic year, please click on the link below to complete a short booking form.

Subject Knowledge for Secondary Early Career Teachers for 23/24