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Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics Programmes - Early Years


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Places available on Pathway 2 - Booking Form

This project is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their mathematics across the provision.

What is involved?

There are two types of SKTM Early Years pathway. London SW Maths Hub are offering a cohort for each pathway:

  • Pathway One: Number Patterns and Structures - Fully booked
  • Pathway Two: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures - places available

Each pathway has three maths sessions, three associated pedagogy sessions and a task to complete between sessions based on an action research cycle. 


Participants and their schools will:

  • Develop enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on developmental progression in the Early Years to ensure sequences of learning are cohesive
  • Consider the learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across the wider provision – reviewing and enhancing the opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision
When are the sessions?

Each cohort/pathwaywill be run across six afternoons. Session times  1.30 pm – 3.30pm   

All sessions have been designed to take place online allowing greater flexibility for staff with no travel commitments.

Pathway One: Number Patterns and Structures  

Session 1 – Thursday 14 January 2021  online

Session 2 – Thursday 28 January 2021 online

Session 3 – Thursday 11 February 2021 online

Session 4 – Thursday 04 March 2021  online

Session 5 – Thursday 29 April 2021  online

Session 6 – Thursday 13 May 2021 online


Pathway Two: Pattern, Shape, Space and Measures  Booking Form

Session 1 – Wednesday 20 January 2021  online

Session 2 – Wednesday 03 February 2021  online

Session 3 – Wednesday 03 March 2021 online

Session 4 – Wednesday 24 March 2021  online

Session 5 – Wednesday 05 May 2021 online

Session 6 – Wednesday 19 May 2021 online

Who can apply?

This programme is designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five year olds. This may be particularly relevant for NQTs, teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received maths-specific training. Open to schools in Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.

What is the cost?

The SKTM – Early Years programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

Register your interest now!

Please complete the booking form for  Pathway 2