Retraining

Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) courses

Looking to develop your subject knowledge and the most effective teaching strategies?

We offer TSST in Secondary Maths, Physics, Spanish, French, and German.

The purpose of this training is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning teachers. It will increase the number of hours taught by offering school-led teacher subject specialism training opportunities.

This training is delivered during term time and is free to participants. If you're a serving teacher and would like to take part, discuss this with your school and when you're ready, apply online.

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Maths (Secondary)

This course is designed specifically to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning maths teachers at secondary phase.

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The course has improved my knowledge of maths for the future but has it has definitely impacted on my computing pupils.

Secondary Computing Teacher

Although an rconomics teacher, I will teach my maths classes next year with more of an understanding of the mastery approach.

Secondary Economics Teacher

I am teaching maths next year but not in regular schools. I have consistently used everything that I learnt throughout the sessions to enrich the learning of my pupils – I wish there were more sessions!

Secondary Maths Teacher

I have incorporated some maths into the geography lessons I have been teaching this term, eg. graph work, scales and distances.

Secondary Geography Teacher

It has given me time to reflect on the subject and my interest in teaching maths, this has allowed me to make decisions and plan what to do next.

Secondary Maths Teacher

My increased understanding and confidence means my lessons are more engaging for my students and I can link more effectively with the content of the science curriculum.

Secondary Science Teacher

How to Apply

Applications must be made online. Please click the Apply Now button on the right to start your application form.

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Physics (Secondary)

This course is designed to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning physics teachers at secondary phase.

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Just to say that using the knowledge and practical activities I gained from you and Rik my physics triple results were up 15 per cent vs last year and physics was the only triple GCSE to gain any A* grades. Many thanks for your input on the course.

Secondary Physics Teacher

How to Apply

Applications must be made online. Please click the Apply Now button on the right to start your application form.

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French (Secondary)

This course is designed to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning French teachers at secondary phase.

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  • Meet the tutors
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Do you want to teach a second or third language?

Maybe you have a different language specialism but wish to enhance your CV and career prospects Perhaps you have had a career break and want to increase your confidence and update your curriculum knowledge. Alternatively you might be a native speaker who wants to add a language to your current teacher’s skill set.

We have the course for you!

The TSST Secondary MFL programme offers you a free, practical, part-time programme of study with accreditation to the University of Sussex

How to Apply

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German (Secondary)

This course is designed to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning German teachers at secondary phase.

  • Course Overview
  • Meet the tutors
  • Key Dates


Do you want to teach a second or third language?

Maybe you have a different language specialism but wish to enhance your CV and career prospects Perhaps you have had a career break and want to increase your confidence and update your curriculum knowledge. Alternatively you might be a native speaker who wants to add a language to your current teacher’s skill set.

We have the course for you!

The TSST Secondary MFL programme offers you a free, practical, part-time programme of study with accreditation to the University of Sussex

How to Apply

Applications must be made online. Please click the Apply Now button on the right to start your application form.

Apply Now The application form will open in a new page.

Spanish (Secondary)

This course is designed to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist and returning Spanish teachers at secondary phase.

  • Course Overview
  • Meet the tutors
  • Key Dates


Do you want to teach a second or third language?

Maybe you have a different language specialism but wish to enhance your CV and career prospects Perhaps you have had a career break and want to increase your confidence and update your curriculum knowledge. Alternatively you might be a native speaker who wants to add a language to your current teacher’s skill set.

We have the course for you!

The TSST Secondary MFL programme offers you a free, practical, part-time programme of study with accreditation to the University of Sussex

How to Apply

Applications must be made online. Please click the Apply Now button on the right to start your application form.

Apply Now The application form will open in a new page.

Course Costs

There are a maximum of 10 places for each course, secured by application. The course is free, but failure to attend the sessions and/or complete the course will result in a charge to the participant's school of £300 for each participant. Cover and travel costs must be met by the delegatess school.