Teacher Subject Specialism Training

Apply for free teacher subject specialism training

The Alliance for Learning is working in conjunction with the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT), University of Plymouth, to offer maths specific training for non-specialist teachers of maths and former teachers who are returning to the teaching profession.
The training is delivered free of cost to participants and is provided to:

  • Improve the maths subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers through school-led teacher subject specialism training opportunities. This includes:
    • non-specialist teachers who could teach maths in addition to their main subject or teach Key Stage 2 maths
    • teachers who want to retrain as maths teachers
    • support teachers wishing to return to the profession

There are two cohorts for this training:

  • A cross-phase cohort – this training will be suitable for all teachers of Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3
  • A secondary cohort – this training will be suitable for anyone teaching Key Stages 3 to 5


Training Dates and Times

New dates for 2017/2018 will be issued soon.  Please do contact us if you would like to express an interest in this course.



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The programme

All participants will receive twelve face to face twilight sessions at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. These sessions will focus on the application of knowledge developed in the online modules, direct instruction and collaborative active learning to build robust links between mathematics areas of knowledge.

Participants will be given access to a series of e-learning modules designed to audit, build and develop deep subject knowledge for all participants.
Additionally, participants will be assigned an experienced mentor who will be a first point of contact and will be responsible for final observation.

Participants will keep a learning diary to describe their journey of learning, respond to session tasks and to identify how they have been able to apply the training in their context. This diary will form an ongoing method of continual learning for participants and will culminate in observations designed to evaluate the transfer of the deep knowledge into teaching and thus into pupil knowledge.

The completion of the course will lead to the award of a 30 credit M level award from the University of Plymouth: Teaching and learning maths through problem solving.
Applications are made directly to the CIMT – please click here for application form