Monday, 29 October 2012
A new course is being launched at the University of Worcester to raise the levels of maths in UK primary schools.
The University has been approved to run a designated mathematics specialist subject primary Initial Teacher Training programme.
Worcester is one of a handful of universities in the Country which is both rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for teacher training and outstanding for the subsequent employment in teaching of its graduates.
David Flint, Associate Head of the University’s Institute of Education, said: “This new course will enable us to provide specialist maths teachers for the region’s primary schools, and therefore increase numeracy skills in our children. This is a really important development for us.”
The course will be run with a number of partner schools around the West Midlands and is aimed at those wanting to pursue a career in primary teaching, with a specialism in maths.
Places will be available for 15-20 well-qualified and motivated students on the course, starting in September 2013.
Trainees will be able to experience outstanding mathematics practice in more than one setting and be provided with a diverse range of experiences in terms of how mathematics is taught.