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Lead Practitioners Programme

Facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the Lead Practitioner Programme (NTSA) gives good and outstanding teachers a set of high level skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably outstanding.

Course suitability: All Primary, Secondary & 6th Form College; colleagues – 4+ yrs experience


Impact for practitioner?

An increased ability to demonstrate higher level understanding of teaching and improve learning for own pupils with the ability to coach colleagues and pupils in their own school and in other schools to raise performance levels.



Impact for employing establishment?

The ability to create a proactive school culture where the quality of teaching and learning is openly observed, discussed, challenged and enhanced with an increased professional satisfaction for colleagues, creating opportunities for further leadership and career progression.

Cost and Commitment: 20% discount to ex-SCITT Trainees

TSST – Math

The key purpose of TSST in Maths is:

Cost and Commitment:

Due to the success of 2015 – 2016 the NTSA has been awarded a funding grant by NCTL and therefore there is NO CHARGE to participants for 2016 – 2017.

The content of the TSST programmes is based on a model of professional learning which encompasses four distinct strands:

The blend of these for individual participants will depend on the detailed audit process which will identify a bespoke programme of learning to consolidate their numerical and mathematical capabilities, extend and formalise their mathematical knowledge, help them become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and develop their use of formal mathematical knowledge to interpret and solve problems.

For the primary cross phase programme the aim will be to equip participants to deliver the requirements of the primary Mathematics programmes of study: KS2, (DfE, September 2013) and the content of some aspects of the new secondary Mathematics programmes of study: key stage 3 and 4, (DfE, July 2014), to secure pedagogical practice across the transition phase. This will include elements of the following: number, measurement, geometry, statistics and algebra, solving number problems and practical problems, mental maths, the development of mathematical vocabulary and developing and presenting mathematical justifications, arguments or proofs.

For secondary participants the aim will be to equip them to deliver the requirements of the new secondary Mathematics programmes of study: key stage 4, (DfE, July 2014) including: Number, Algebra, Ratio, proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability, Statistics and the teaching of some aspects of A Level maths including pure maths, mechanics and statistics.

“Being part of the TSST Maths programme at NTSA has built my confidence in my maths subject knowledge and allowed me to diversify my teaching skills. I have found the experience enjoyable, challenging and rewarding, having successfully taught a Year 7 maths lesson recently!  The training, through twilight sessions, one-to-one tutorials and observations has been interesting and informative and has equipped me with great ideas for my own teaching. I now look forward to continuing to build my confidence in teaching maths and take my teaching to the next level “(TSST Participant, 2016)