London South West Maths Hub

Secondary Early Career Teachers


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Booking is closed for 2023/24 - This Work Group is full. 


Develop mathematical subject knowledge and understand the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of it
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.
Phase 1
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 pupils in maths in the classroom.
It will also provide an environment where mathematics early career teachers can collaborative and network with other subject specialists at the same career stage as them across the London South West Maths Hub area.
What are the benefits?
Quotes from previous participants:

“Participation in this group has helped me become more thoughtful and skilled in lesson planning.”

“My planning and task creating skills have improved.”

“Enjoyed discussing resources - this isn't something that we were able to do much of during our PGCE and teaching”

“Group discussions, strategies shared by other teachers and pedagogy.”

“I found the sessions very interesting and enlightening, and I think multiplicative reasoning should be applied and taught more in secondary classrooms.”

“Really enjoyed it, gave me a lot of food for thought and I have been thinking about multiplicative reasoning a lot in my lessons.”

“I find the discussions with other maths teachers about mastery extremely helpful and like to implement them into my practice.”

“I feel that I am much more confident with introducing mastery in my lessons and to give advice on how to use mastery with other colleagues”


Participants will:

  • plan and teach a carefully sequenced and coherent area of maths
  • appreciate the key ideas underpinning the area of maths being taught
  • understand key principles and approaches associated with teaching for mastery
  • understand approaches to assess students’ prior learning, so that learning sequences take this into account
  • make appropriate use of representations to expose the structure of the maths being taught
  • collaborate and network with other ECTs across their Maths Hub

What is involved?

Work Groups will explore the theme of designing effective learning and teaching in maths for multiplicative reasoning.
Participants will work deeply on this one area of maths, drawing in the associated pedagogy, and activities will include lesson analysis and lesson design.
This programme will take place across four sessions.


Dates and location
Introduction online session*
Thursday 02 November 2023 3.45pm - 4.15pm
*there will be an opportunity to attend a catch-up for the session if this time isn't possible
Provisional dates for afternoon face to face sessions*
  • Tuesday 5th December 2023
  • Monday 5th February 2024 
  • Tuesday 26th March 2024 
  • Tuesday 7th May 2024 
* location to be confirmed, but will be in the London South West Maths Hub region.
If the date or timing of the session is a barrier to you joining this work group, please let us know and we can look at alternative options.
The facilitator will take into account the needs and logistics of the participants and respond accordingly in terms of timings and delivery of the following sessions, so may need to make changes within the year.
Who can take part?
This programme is designed for secondary early career teachers (those in their first or second year of teaching).
What is the cost?
The SKTM – Secondary Early Career Teacher project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to state-funded participating schools.

Phase 2
Communities are for those in the early part of their careers. They will have engaged with Phase 1 in 2022/2023 before engaging with this phase.

Get  in touch
Please contact us if you would like more information.