Secondary Mathematics Initial Teacher Training

Our Secondary Mathematics Initial Teacher Training programme will ensure that NQTs enter the classroom for the first time with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective financial education. With the support of NatWest, the project will support Initial Teacher Training institutions in England to prepare student teachers to embed financial education in Mathematics at secondary schools.

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The project
Duration: 
September 2013 to September 2015
Project brief: 
pfeg is working with Initial Teacher Training institutions in England to prepare student teachers to embed financial education in Mathematics at Secondary schools.
The funding
Funder brief: 
NatWest has been providing free financial education for nearly 20 years through a range of programmes including MoneySense for Schools. The NatWest MoneySense for Schools materials have been awarded the pfeg Quality Mark for educational value and impartiality.

In October 2013, in anticipation of the recent National Curriculum announcement and the new challenge facing teachers from the 2014 -15 academic year , pfeg and NatWest launched a new Maths resource , Introducing Financial Mathematics – A practical guide for Key Stage 3&4.  This resource contains comprehensive guidance for secondary maths teachers about how mathematics and financial education are intrinsically linked.

This resource will be invaluable for qualified teachers when adapting to the new curriculum requirements however NQTs will need intensive support and training in order to deliver financial education effectively.

The Secondary Mathematics Initial Teacher Training programme will ensure that NQTs, entering the classroom for the first time, will have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective financial education.

With the support of NatWest, pfeg will be working with Initial Teacher Training institutions in England to prepare student teachers to embed financial education in Mathematics at secondary schools. We will be working primarily with course conveners and tutors to enable them to include personal finance education in their programme for trainee teachers.

pfeg are currently engaged with 12 Initial Teacher Training institutions in England. Following initial scoping discussions between course conveners and a pfeg consultant, bespoke training and development with each institution will take place. Initial teacher trainers will have access to  Continuous Professional Development, guidance and access to information and resources.

  • University of Reading
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Worcester
  • Kingston University
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Hull
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of East Anglia
  • Plymouth University
  • University of Exeter

To culminate the project, pfeg and NatWest will produce a resource to be shared with other ITT institutions, to share best practice and allow sustainable dissemination of the model of delivery.