Mathematics

“Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.”

Shakuntala Devi

The Promise
239D
Leeds, Bradford, Hull and East Yorkshire Code

Course Information

All secondary trainees receive 2 hours of subject training per week, led by a highly experienced subject leader, who has a strong track-record of outstanding results in schools in the GORSE Academies Trust. This ensures that training is highly tailored to delivery to pupils in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5, and covers all areas of subject knowledge (in KS3 and 4) and disciplinary skills. We offer great insights into how outstanding schools operate and what we do as teachers to continue to inspire and encourage pupils in a love of mathematics. Our curriculum offer is highly extensive and unique in this regard.

Mathematics training sessions initially focus on the fundamentals of great teaching; strong subject knowledge, lesson planning and assessment ensuring that you are confidently able to deliver materials to young people. As the year progresses the course becomes more varied and incorporates a number of exciting opportunities to develop your understanding of the breath of the mathematical journey young people undertake from 4-19 years old. We visit both and outstanding primary school and 6th form college. In addition, the Maths Development Lead from the West Yorkshire Maths Hub runs a phenomenal session on the use of manipulatives in secondary schools.

The curriculum is carefully crafted to ensure that you are prepared for all aspects of your future career. We look at contact with parents and in particular preparation for Parents Evenings. Throughout the year you will be offered bespoke employment support within subject sessions. Sessions included preparing for interviews and covering letters and one to one time is dedicate to the preparation of resources for interview days.

You will have access to high-quality materials that will allow you to develop your own interests and create your own approach to teaching. Within our sessions time is built in to jointly plan and design resources with your peers, these are shared across the cohort. By working alongside colleagues in our high-performing partnership schools, you will receive the very best opportunity to deepen your confidence and develop your own identity as an
outstanding mathematics teacher

Applications for September 2024 are open now!

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