Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) at CHS

Chorlton High School is delighted to offer accredited Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST ) in Mathematics and Physics to all qualified teachers. The purpose of teacher subject specialism training is to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and those looking to return to the teaching profession.

Over recent years Chorlton High School have celebrated excellent results in all Sciences and Mathematics. This is due to the highly skilled and experienced staff we employ and our strong links with external agencies including North West Maths hubs, The Institute of Physics (IOP), the Odgen Trust and the Joint Mathematics Council of the United Kingdom. The TSST programme at CHS is therefore led by our highly experienced staff, SLES and accredited by the external agencies we work with. We also understand that teaching a non-specialist subject or returning to teaching can be daunting which is why our specially designed programme is informative but also personalised to individual needs, allowing all participants, no matter their experience or confidence, to develop.

Our 2017-2018 courses in both Physics and Mathematics were both fully booked. Please contact Alice Girault (A.Girault@chorltonhigh.manchester.sch.uk) for more details or to book your place on the 2018-2019 programme. 



A key focus of the course is on the new mastery curriculum and each participant’s ability to teach fundamental mathematical skills. This is continuing the pedagogy that Primary schools are now delivering when enhancing mathematical subject knowledge.


This course aims to improve teacher confidence when delivering challenging Physics topics, with particular focus on the new GCSE Physics specifications. The course will also cover the pedagogy of teaching Physics to ensure that participants have a full understanding of common pupil misconceptions and how to address these, effective teaching methods and sharing of best practice examples including; schemes of work, lesson plans and resources.


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