If your dream is to become an inspirational maths teacher, then our outstanding Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training programme is the course for you. It doesn’t matter if your background is not pure maths, some of our maths alumni have degrees in law, economics and even psychology but are thriving as maths teachers. Studying at YWTT gives you a fantastic start to your teaching career, our innovative programme blends evidence based research and educational theory with immersive practice in the classroom, giving you the opportunity to gain QTS and a PGCE awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
The YWTT maths programme has been coherently designed and sequenced to support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a highly effective, evidence informed teacher, able to change the lives of the children you teach. It contains three overlapping components delivered through integrated strands.
- Learning to teach
- Professional Studies Programme
- School Based Training Programme
- Learning to teach a subject
- Subject Immersion Programme
- School Based Subject Training Programme
- Learning to be a teacher
- Professional Development Programme
- Supported Self Study Programme
The professional studies programme is delivered by teaching experts some of whom work for national education organisations including the Education Endowment Foundation.
You will work closely with your YWTT maths tutor, an excellent teacher who is a secondary Mastery Specialist and is actively involved in research projects for the national Maths Hubs network. He will support your development throughout the course. They will meet with you weekly to gain a deep understanding of your specific needs and progress, allowing them to design and deliver bespoke intensive training placements in their school.
School placements are carefully structured to ensure the gradual development of your teaching across both primary Key Stages. Spending Monday to Thursday in school allows you to continually apply and refine your developing knowledge and skills. Your mentor in each placement school will support you daily, giving you regular formative feedback through observation and weekly mentor meetings. They also work closely with your tutor to design and deliver the school based training programme.
Our maths course covers all areas of the curriculum with subject immersion days supporting the development of subject specific pedagogy, with sessions including :
- The use of manipulatives and representations
- Variation theory & how to use it
- Teaching for Mastery – the five big ideas