As a National Maths Hub Ashton on Mersey understands the importance of high quality Maths teaching. This new and innovative programme utilises our experience of running a Primary PE specialist route to introduce high quality Maths graduates into the primary context.
The programme develops you as a primary teacher with a Maths specialism. This will allow you to take a leading role for Maths within a primary setting. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a national initiative to increase the quality of Maths in the primary context.
The course starts with an intensive ‘Summer School’ during August 2016. This enhances existing Maths skills and develops subject specific pedagogy.
The programme will then continue over an academic year. It will consist of school-based training and centre-based training days. Each trainee will train across at least two School placements.
Our Primary with Maths Programme has four areas of learning:
- Centre Based Learning – session based activities delivered at Ashton on Mersey School or Masters Level study at Manchester Metropolitan University.
- School Based Learning – learning activity completed at your placement schools.
- Guided Learning – learning completed on an individual basis.
- Elective Learning – This allows you (with the help of course leaders) to select an area of focus tailoring the programme to your own needs or interests.
“Overall a very good course which has prepared me for the life of a teacher – a journey I’m now about to continue with a wealth of experience under my belt, even if in such a short space of time! ”