Retraining

Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) courses

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

Non-specialist teachers of mathematics and physics, and former teachers who are returning to the teaching profession can complete subject specialism training for primary, secondary and cross-phase settings.

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.

  • Course Overview
  • Meet the tutors
  • Key Dates

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

We curently have no events for TSST Maths (Secondary). Please, check back soon for updates!

Maths (Cross-phase)

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

  • Course Overview
  • Meet the tutors
  • Key Dates

I have already used the session to train KS1 teachers in our new approach for next year.

Primary Teacher

Everyone was given the opportunity to participate.

Primary Teacher

Very helpful tutor who explained things clearly.

Primary Teacher

Resources were interactive and adaptable.

Primary Teacher

How to Apply

We curently have no events for TSST Maths (Cross-phase). Please, check back soon for updates!

Physics (Secondary)

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

  • Course Overview
  • Meet the tutors
  • Key Dates

I have gained a better understanding of how to use experiential teaching methods to explain physics concepts.

Secondary Physics Teacher

It was also nice to have the support of someone who has great knowledge of the topics.

Secondary Physics Teacher

I enjoyed it far more than I expected, gained many more ideas for simple practicals to inspire students.

Secondary Physics Teacher

Fabulous learning experience - would highly recommend.

Secondary Physics Teacher

I would highly recommend this course for any returning to teach science at GCSE

Secondary Physics Teacher

I have discovered how to use simple practicals to draw out learning through experience rather than explaining concepts then applying them to practicals.

Secondary Physics Teacher

Writing and delivering new GCSE with confidence, as a return to teaching teacher this is invaluable!

Secondary Physics Teacher

My physics lessons at KS3 have included more detail of 'why' physics phenomena are so, providing a more secure foundation ready for greater challenge at KS4.

Secondary Physics Teacher

I think that my teaching has improved as my knowledge and understanding of the topics has improved.

Secondary Physics Teacher

How to Apply

We curently have no events for TSST Physics (Secondary). Please, check back soon for updates!

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.