Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) in Maths 2018-19

Starting: November 6, 2018 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

You are required to fill out a Participant Eligibility form before booking one of our TSST courses.

Once completed, you can return to this page to complete your booking.

The sessions in this programme will focus on KS3 and KS4 mathematics teaching. Each session involves theoretical and practical ideas and allows delegates to increase their confidence in knowledge, understanding and delivery of mathematical content.

This course is hosted at Samuel Ryder Academy in St Albans unless stated otherwise. Course dates and times are shown below:

  • Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 2-5pm
  • Friday, 16th November 2018, 2-4pm
  • Wednesday, 5th December 2018 2-5pm
  • Friday, 25th January 2019, 2-4pm at Samuel Ryder Academy
  • Monday, 4th February 2019, 2-5pm at Roundwood Park School
  • Wednesday, 27th February 2019, 2-4pm at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls
  • Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 2-5pm at St George’s School
  • Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 2-4pm at Samuel Ryder Academy
  • Friday, 3rd May 2019, 2-4pm at Sandringham School

Pre-course activities:

  • Autumn 2018 – online survey
  • Autumn 2018 – observations

Who is this course for?

This course is for teachers who are teaching maths outside their personal specialism and may not have studied mathematics beyond KS4 or may need a refresher on subject knowledge.  This is also open to Returner Teachers.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

On this programme participants will:

  • Gain an insight into key concepts and teaching methods for mathematics
  • Be introduced to an extensive range of online and other resources
  • Check and improve their mathematical knowledge of KS3 and KS4 techniques

Meet the facilitators:

Val Pritchard divides her time between work as a Leading Practitioner at Roundwood Park School and as the Further Maths Support Programme Area Coordinator for Herts, Harlow and Luton. She has extensive experience in delivering and evaluating teaching and learning.

Through her work with the Further Maths Support Programme she is completely up-to-date with new aspects of GCSE and A level as well as the background topics that provide a foundation at KS2 and KS3. She has NCETM Level 3 Professional Development Lead Accreditation. Her particular interests centre around the support for students and teachers as they engage in problem solving activities and new curricula at KS4 and KS5.


Kyle Barry is a Specialist Leader of Education with the Alban Teach School Alliance, currently leading a successful and expanding mathematics department at Samuel Ryder Academy. He has led whole school numeracy for a number of years, whilst concurrently managing pastoral development as a Head of Year.

Kyle has experienced the positive impact of communication through his work across a range of schools throughout his career and has a passion for collaborative working.

Areas of focus

The course will include:

  • Facilitated sessions
  • Discussion of alternative delivery methods
  • Tasks to develop personal understanding
  • Ideas for delivering concepts
  • Gap task on handling misconceptions
  • Gap task on KS4 knowledge