Sept 2015 Teacher Subject Specialism Training programme

I wrote to you in early December to advise you of the announcement by the Prime Minister of  a significant programme of work to focus on maths and science in schools.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/maths-and-science-must-be-the-top-priority-in-our-schools-says-prime-minister.

The programme is also referenced in the school element of the new Science and Innovation strategy launched on 17 December.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-for-growth-science-and-innovation

(Schools: We will take action to increase the quantity and quality of STEM teachers through £67 million of new programmes. These will train up to 17,500 maths and physics teachers over the next Parliament, on top of existing plans: adding to the skills of up to 15,000 existing non specialist teachers and recruiting up to 2,500 additional specialist maths and physics teachers).

A significant element is an expansion of Post ITT SKE (which will now be known as Teacher Subject Specialism Training) focused on increasing the skills of non-specialist maths and physics teachers through school-led training. Maths Hub NW3 are leading on this currently with Liverpool Hope University, if you are interested in applying for the Sept 2015 programme please email: lisa.bradshaw@sthelens.org.uk now!