Course Name

Maths

Course Length

September to June

Course UCAS Code

2CCS

Partner Training School

St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy

Bursary Amount

£26,000 (£32,000 with early career payments)

Becoming A Maths Teacher

As a trainee Mathematics teacher, you will be supported by experienced teachers to help inform and engage pupils about Maths, as the tool and language of engineering and science.

To become a maths teacher, you will need to have a passion for all things mathematical and be able to share this passion with young people in an inspirational and engaging way. The teaching you deliver, as part of the course and beyond, will be incredibly influential on each pupil’s future. The best teachers are the ones who strive to help all pupils achieve their full potential.

Most graduates that train to become maths teachers hold a second-class degree or higher in mathematics or a closely related subject, such as Physics or Engineering, where mathematics plays a large role.

Leeds SCITT also allows those without maths degrees to become teachers in this subject through a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE). This course will give you sufficient knowledge to be able to teach it in the classroom and can also be a good refresher if you’ve had a break from your specialist subject. The SKE course takes place before the SCITT course and can take between 8 to 28 weeks, so be sure to allow time for this if you’re interested in teaching maths. The length of the course will be decided during the interview.

Once on the course, your Lead Tutor will support you to enhance your subject knowledge further and apply general teaching practices in a mathematics’ classroom, as well as enabling you to understand why and how to teach maths in a secondary school environment.

Constant reflection through the mentor system allows you to assess your strengths and development potential, building progression and confidence in your teaching for a strong foundation to a challenging and rewarding career.

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, Mathematics’ Trainee

From the Maths ITT School Lead Tutor

If you love a mathematical challenge and want to share your enthusiasm for the subject, this course will enable you to do so.  By allowing you to develop the ability to communicate key mathematical skills and concepts in your own personal style, and gain fully qualified teacher status with further qualifications.  As a teaching school it has high quality ITT provision as part of its overall commitment to supporting the profession across the local area.

Placements

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.  It has strong links with the West Yorkshire Hub, with the Assistant Maths’ Hub Lead working in the department.  The subject knowledge 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 Mathematics’ teachers, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all pupils.  Through the process of observation and team-teaching opportunities, you will develop the ability to communicate key mathematical concepts and skills, as well as experiencing different teaching styles and techniques at the forefront of teaching concepts in maths.

In addition to your Lead School placement, you can be placed within two of our additional partnership schools to give you contrasting placements.

Financing your course

You may be eligible for tax-free bursaries and scholarships whilst on the Maths SCITT course. You’ll have the option to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan, as well as additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability. See here for more information.

PGCE Qualification

In addition to achieving qualified teacher status (QTS) as part of the maths SCITT course, you’ll also have the opportunity to qualify for a PGCE worth 30 masters credits, awarded from Leeds Trinity University.

Maths Teacher Salary

Once your training is complete and you reach qualified teacher status (QTS), you’ll start on a salary of at least £24,373. Leeds SCITT is known for its high-employability rate and 90% of our trainees go on to find employment before the September term. As you advance in your career as a maths teacher, so will your salary.

Bursary amount if awarded

£26,000 (£32,000 with early career payments)

School that runs this course

St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy

UCAS course code

2CCS

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