During the course, you will work with talented staff who have a great range of experience and expertise which will open up many opportunities for you, for example; a range of T&L strategies, working with gifted students; working with EAL students and students from the full range of academic ability, as well as widely ranging backgrounds and cultures.
The aim of this course is to train you to be an MATHEMATICS teacher. The MATHEMATICS subject specific sessions will be taught predominantly at Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham.
The course materials aim to:
- Fulfil and support the general aims of the Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham ITT Programme as set out in the submitted scheme;
- Develop competencies specific to the teaching of MATHEMATICS according to the National Curriculum, National Strategy and to the standards laid down by the National College.
- Ensure that trainees are competent professionals and effective teachers of Mathematics.
- Encourage an enthusiasm for MATHEMATICSeducation.
- Encourage trainees to elicit an enthusiasm for Mathematics in their students.
- Encourage trainees to challenge pupils and to meet their individual needs through personalisation.
What is Mathematics?
MATHEMATICS is a skill based subject, taught through shared schemes of work, differentiated appropriately for individual groups. Through KS3 – 5, these skills are progressively addressed with increasing complexity and depth as students are prepared to be autonomous and resilient learners. Im most schools, long and medium term plans are consistent across all classes, but staff are free to adapt and create individual lesson plans (although there is a shared bank of lessons which staff can use or adapt.) These schemes are continuously evaluated and adapted and all staff, are involved in their development and creation.
MATHEMATICS at KS3 and 4 is often taught in broad ability groupings.
At all key stages, it is good practice for staff to keep individual records of all levelled work in order to track progress of their individual groups as well as maintaining shared tracking which allows for a strong overview of student progress across all classes and key stages.