Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Teachers (SKE+)

This part-time course, funded by the NCTL (formerly the Teaching Agency), will start in January 2014.

It has been developed to support schools by providing subject knowledge training for teachers with QTS, employed in the state sector, who do not have a mathematics degree but who are currently teaching, or might be required to teach, mathematics at Key Stage 3 or above.

The main aims of the course will be to:

  • enhance participants’ mathematical knowledge to give confidence to teach up to and including Higher Level GCSE Mathematics
  • inspire and enthuse teachers
  • provide motivating activities and tasks for teaching mathematics
  • update teachers’ mathematical pedagogy.

The course will be delivered by a combination of face-to-face sessions (usually in twilight hours but supply cover is available) and e-learning. Successful completion of the course and assignments will result in a “Certificate of Mathematical Mastery” and there will be opportunities to extend study onto modules for a Masters degree. The course is free and participants will be given an iPad for use on the course.

The course will be delivered at the following locations:

  • Benfleet, Essex
  • Bristol
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • Chichester, West Sussex
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • Newham, London
  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Redruth, Cornwall
  • Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Worthing, West Sussex
Introductory meetings will take place during the Autumn term; the venues and dates are given here.

Please contact Liz Holland by email ( if you wish to attend one of the introductory meetings.

To apply to enrol on the Mathematics SKE+ Course, please download the application form from here and complete and return it according to the instructions given on the form.You can also enrol at the introductory meetings: please note that there is a limit to the number of places available.

School Heads/Principals will be asked to endorse applications from members of their staff to confirm that this course meets with the needs of the school. The form for School Heads/Principals to complete in order to give their consent can be accessed here.

For further information or general queries, please email Liz Holland at the address above or telephone Russell Geach on 01752 585346.