NMAPS Mathematics Course
The NMAPS Mathematics course has been developed by a team of outstanding, practising teachers. They have worked with Dr Jennie Golding, UCL Institute of Education and former President of the Mathematical Association. The result is a Mathematics course which is highly relevant and up to date. Our courses are led by practising teachers in each of our Hub schools. On the NMAPs Mathematics course, you will receive:
- 14.5 days of subject knowledge and pedagogy
- 14.5 days of professional study
- 3 days primary school placement
- Experience of alternative provision settings
The course will open with a three-day residential induction course for all trainees. This will set the expectation of the training year and to allow you forge bonds with other trainees.
Trainees experience teaching across all key stages:
The majority of time you will spend in your main placement school. A second six week placement will be in a contrasting school. Shorter placements in other types of school, will give you an all rounded training. This includes state and private schools; comprehensive and selective schools; primary, special schools and pupil referral units.
Experienced teachers will deliver your subject knowledge and professional studies training. Your placement school mentor will meet with you every week to discuss your progress and training needs.
The programme provides regular professional networking and social opportunities in your training year and beyond. Links with leading universities and key professional associations will also help your professional development.
During the spring term we would expect all our trainees to be making good progress towards the Teachers’ Standards.
On successful completion of the training year, trainees are awarded QTS by NMAPS and a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) by Buckingham University.