Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST)

NEW online programmes in Maths and Physics running June-July. See full details below.

Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) – Summer 2020 Online Programme

Target Audience: non-specialist and returning teachers of Maths.

Format: 12 online sessions (60-90 minutes each) delivered during June and July

Aim: to improve the subject knowledge (including pedagogy) and increase the number of hours taught.

How to get involved: Click below for further details and to access the application form.  Deadline – Wednesday 10th June at midday.

Capacity: 9 places

In the South West, Exeter Maths School is proud to run the Government’s proven professional development programme for non-specialist and returning teachers.  Free of charge to all state school teachers, here’s your chance to enhance your subject knowledge, explore teaching strategies and develop confidence in challenging misconceptions and building understanding in students. Owing to the Covid-19 situation, we are delighted to be able to offer this additional, online-only course for new applicants.

Course Summary

Beginning w/c 15th June, this comprehensive course, aimed at KS3 and Foundation GCSE level, will provide guided lesson planning and mentor support, conducted entirely on-line. Participants will complete the course with the tools needed to sustain progress in their ongoing teaching.

A broad range of topics will be covered, with each online live session lasting for 60 or 90 minutes. There will also be time to reflect, evaluate and feedback between sessions to ensure that every individual’s needs are met.


The course is free of charge to participants from the state sector that have the support of their school and are committed to attending the full course


How to Apply

Click here to make an online application.  Deadline Wednesday 10th June at midday.  Please note that applicants must also have Form Part B completed by a member of their SLT.  Click here to access Part B.

Data Protection

Exeter Mathematics School takes the protection of your information seriously and is fully committed to respecting the data privacy of all individuals.The information you provide on your application form will be used by the School, only in connection with the TSST programme and its subsequent administration.  For further information on how Exeter Mathematics School collects, uses, and stores your data or how you can request access to your data – please refer to the Data Protection section on our website:

POSTPONED: PhysMATHS Conference – Tuesday 7th July 2020

Target Audience: non-specialist, NQT and returning teachers of Maths but all teachers of Maths are welcome!

Format: one day conference held at EMS and our beautiful neighbour, Exeter Castle.  Delegates select workshops, free lunch!

Aim: to provide on-going support and inspiration.

How to get involved: Details of our 2021 event will be shared as soon as possible.

Capacity: 90

Mathematics Teachers’ Network – sponsored by The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP)

Target Audience: teachers of KS4 and KS5 students.

Format: twilight workshops and networking once a term.

Aim: to support collaboration between KS4 and KS5 teachers of mathematics.

How to get involved: You can email to be added to our mailing list or click on the event you are interested in for a booking link.

Capacity: 40

This network meeting will offer an opportunity to share experiences of the successes and challenges of teaching mathematics since schools closed their doors.

There will be a chance to discuss and share your thoughts on:

  • the use of technology
  • the impact on pedagogy
  • logistical challenges
  • the effect on learning and the implications for September and beyond

For further information and to sign up, please visit:

Mathematics Association / Association of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Meetings

Target Audience: teachers and maths professionals.

Format: twilight workshops and networking once a term.

Aim: to share cool maths and provide networking and professional development opportunities for teachers of mathematics.

How to get involved: to sign up to the mailing list for this group or to book a place, email Richard Perring:

Capacity: 40

Loughborough University’s Colin Foster (@ColinFoster77 on Twitter) who you may know from his many publications, from the mathematical etudes website or the mathematical beginnings website or from his podcast with Craig Barton will be leading this session on Using Études Rather than Exercises to Develop Mathematical Fluency.

Dr Bob Burn (formerly principal lecturer in mathematics at Homerton College, Cambridge University and then Reader in Mathematics Education at Exeter University) will tell us about ‘Escher’s Horses’! A pencil and rubber is a must for this one!

Further Maths Workgroup

Target Audience: mathematics teachers in the South West who are teaching Further Mathematics on the MEI specification.

Format: a one-day networking session.

Aim: to share resources and facilitate discussion in a supportive atmosphere.

How to get involved: further information and a booking link will be published here – please email: if you have any questions.

Capacity: 20

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