Teacher Subject Specialism Training Regional Lead School

TSST - for the North Region

TSST Regional Lead

Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) In Secondary Mathematics, Physics, Core Maths and MFL

Harton Academy is delighted to announce that in addition to continuing to offer our own successful TSST programmes, the academy has now been appointed by the Department of Education as Regional Lead School for the complete Secondary Mathematics, Physics, Core Maths and Modern Foreign languages provision across the North Region for a second consecutive year.

TSST In Secondary Mathematics, Physics, Core Maths and MFL is a Department of Education funded initiative to improve subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and returning teachers to increase the number of hours taught in these subjects, in order to build capacity and enable schools to manage workforce and deployment challenges across these subjects. These free training programmes are specifically targeted at;

  • Non-specialist teachers who could potentially teach Secondary Mathematics, Physics, Core Maths and MFL in addition to, or as their main subject.
  • Non-specialist teacher who are currently teaching Secondary Mathematics, Physics, Core Maths and MFL (either full-time or in addition to the specialist subject).
  • Teachers who are looking to return to profession.

In partnership with 10 further local lead schools we will coordinate an offer of TSST training across the region which will aim to ensure that all professionals seeking to access high quality TSST training can do so at a convenient geographic location:

What is on offer?

Across the local lead schools a variety of programmes are available which will aim to improve the subject knowledge, pedagogy skills and confidence levels of non-specialist teachers. Specific to secondary mathematics, TSST can contribute to the requirements contained in the revised Ofsted school inspection handbook, revised May 2019 which states that in applying the Education Inspection Framework to the teaching of mathematics Inspectors will consider what steps the school has taken to ensure that “all teachers of mathematics, including non-specialist teachers of mathematics, have sufficient mathematical and teaching content knowledge to deliver topics effectively”

Features include

  • Fully funded by the Department for Education
  • Led by experienced specialist teachers and other professionals
  • Flexible delivery options including daytime, evening, weekend and online options and offer
  • Opportunities for mentoring and classroom experiences
  • Access to masters credits
  • Joint Mathematical Council or Institute of Physics Enabled Community Approved status.

Collectively local lead schools will cover geographic areas stretching the length and breadth of the region.

Local lead schools, subjects and contacts

Cardinal Hume Catholic School – Gateshead
Physics, MFL

Carmel College – Darlington
Secondary Maths, Physics, MFL

Castle View Enterprise Academy – Sunderland
Secondary Maths

Churchill Community College – North Tyneside
Secondary Maths

Dyke House College – Hartlepool
Physics, Secondary Maths, MFL

Harrogate Grammar School – North Yorkshire
Secondary Maths, Core Maths

Harton Academy – South Tyneside
Secondary Maths, Physics

Outwood Academy Acklam – Middlesbrough
Secondary Maths, Physics

Skipton Girls’ High School – North Yorkshire
Physics, MFL

St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College – Durham
Secondary Maths, Physics, MFL

St Thomas More – Gateshead
Secondary Maths

To find out further information about the vast offer of training across our region please contact individual local lead schools or contact:

Lynn Culkin
Director of Teaching School and TSST Regional Lead for the North
0191 4274050 ext 205