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      Leeds SCITT offers a Maths PGCE course with a difference: we aim to get you into the classroom quickly to learn with a ‘hands-on’ approach and to become an experienced practitioner. The course offers a unique opportunity to develop your experience in dynamic and supportive school environments, whilst allowing you to establish your own style of teaching mathematics.

      There has been lots of support, and the lead school experience has built up well from lesson observations to teaching so it was challenging the whole way through but felt achievable and built confidence and prepared me for placement.

      — Abigail, Maths Trainee 2022

      You are prepared thoroughly before you have to teach a room full of kids which definitely helps!

      — Ronald, Maths Trainee 2022

      The structure of the course allowed me to build a deep understanding of teaching practice and methodologies before applying these in schools, that were chosen for me specifically, where I could develop and improve as a teacher.

      — James, Maths Trainee Alumni

      Why join Leeds SCITT for PGCE Teacher Training?

      Leeds SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is an exciting and innovative teacher training provider that offers the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for aspiring educators. Our Postgraduate Teacher Training courses help to provide the highest quality of teaching and learning, ensuring that successful candidates have the teaching skills and knowledge necessary to become outstanding educators and secure a successful career in the teaching profession.

      PGCE Mathematics

      On this PGCE Mathematics course you will be working with a dedicated team of subject specialists who will provide you with the training and support necessary to develop into an excellent Maths teacher.

      In your Lead School Experience, you will be introduced to a range of practical, research-informed strategies to help you to understand how best to deliver mathematics education.

      As you progress throughout the course, you will begin to implement these practical skills within school settings and adapt them to fit your school context, as well as to the needs of your learners, gradually taking more ownership and initiative at your placement school.

      Professional Development within Secondary School Placements

      As a trainee teacher, you will develop knowledge and understanding of the best methods to teach content across the full range of topics in the National Curriculum, across both Key Stages 3 and 4.

      On this PGCE secondary mathematics course you will learn how to adapt teaching to students of differing abilities and motivation levels.

      Your Lead Tutor will support you to further enhance your subject knowledge, as well as directing you to relevant research into how and why we teach Maths in secondary school. This will help you to lead discussions with pupils around the uses of Maths beyond the classroom.

      As both a core and STEM subject, Maths is central to students accessing future employment, therefore it is important to be able to develop good relationships with students and to engage them in their learning. You will observe good practice in these areas and will gradually begin to foster these links with students yourself as you take up more responsibility for your teaching groups.

      How will I become a confident Maths Teacher?

      Mathematics Teachers are in high demand across the country and this PGCE maths course will help you to gain the skills and confidence required to teach Maths. Leeds SCITT is a great place to study the PGCE mathematics programme and qualify as a teacher, with excellent school placements, highly skilled tutors and fantastic support throughout the academic year.

      From the Maths ITT School Lead Tutor

      We are looking for people who have a passion for all things mathematical and can inspire young people to share this enthusiasm. The best teachers are the ones who strive to help all pupils approach mathematical challenges confidently to help them achieve their full potential. This course will allow you to develop the ability to communicate key mathematical skills and concepts in your own personal style. Operating as a teaching school we have a high-quality provision for trainees as part of our overall commitment to supporting the profession across the local area.

      What does the Lead School Experience offer?

      At St Mary’s, the Lead School for Mathematics, you will gain experience in teaching lessons across a range of ages and attainment, reflecting the diverse needs of pupils. St Mary’s is certified by OFSTED as Outstanding and its pupils generally achieve the highest outcomes within Leeds. The subject knowledge element of the course is delivered by a nationally trained Maths’ Mastery Specialist, who provides training on the most up-to-date, research-based, practice for the mathematics classroom.

      You will work alongside an experienced department of Mathematic teachers, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all pupils. Through the process of observation and team-teaching opportunities, you will develop an understanding of how to deliver key concepts and skills, as well as experience different teaching styles.

      Additional Secondary School Placements

      In addition to your Lead School placement, you can be placed within up to two of our additional partnership schools to give you contrasting placements and real experience of teaching the school curriculum in a secondary school context.

      What other opportunities are available in our School Placements?

      – Chance to work with the Assistant Lead of the West Yorkshire Maths Hub
      – Extra-curricular clubs in the department across all three Key Stages (in LSE)
      – Take part in whole school numeracy events and activities
      – Attend a trip to Leeds Royal Armouries
      – Post-16 Experience

      Tuition Fees

      The course fees for Leeds SCITT PGCE course (including QTS and 60 masters credits) for the academic year 2023-24 is £9,250. Bursaries and Scholarships are available for some students

      Entry Requirements

      For this Postgraduate Certificate in Education Course you need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a higher education provider in England and Wales and GCSE grade C or 4 and above (or equivalent) in Maths and English. For further information go to

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