Training to teach primary as a maths specialist

As a trainee primary teacher specialising in maths, you’ll discover how to use your ability in the subject to make a real difference to young pupils’ lives.

The benefits

great quality maths specialists are in demand – with training bursaries of £6,000 available for eligible candidates

further funding for training with a Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan and extra financial support if you're a parent or have a disability 

when you register with us, you’ll receive practical advice and guidance from our team of experienced teachers via our free Teacher Training Adviser service  

What you need to know

As a maths specialist it’ll be your responsibility to act as an authority on the subject within your school, influencing how high-quality maths teaching is delivered in all classes. This also includes training to deliver quality teaching across the diverse primary curriculum – from science to the arts, history, geography, and basic computing skills.

Through your teacher training, you’ll develop the skills to become an expert in teaching maths to children between the primary ages of 5 and 11. You’ll take a lead in inspiring them to overcome barriers, solve problems, and elevate their enthusiasm for the subject. Teaching maths as a specialist has never been more important:

  • you’ll ensure every child gets the chance to leave primary school and begin secondary education with the best opportunity to succeed
  • you'll increase essential maths skills needed for everyday life