Teacher Support

Supporting Mathematics Teachers in Wales

The FMSPW provides advice, resources and professional learning to teachers to help enrich the mathematical experience of students and promote the continued study of mathematics.

The FMSPW is committed to supporting schools and colleges and has been delivering professional learning since 2014, we have supported hundreds of teachers from schools/colleges across Wales.

Professional Learning courses 2018/19

The FMSPW has developed an extensive range of resources that we are very happy to share with teachers.

All schools and colleges in Wales are invited to register with the FMSPW to obtain free single user teacher access to the Integral Further Maths resources (Integral). The resources include materials to support the teaching and learning of A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Additional Mathematics Level 2 certificate and STEP, MAT and AEA examinations.

We are very pleased to offer a range of free training opportunities including one-day workshops, on-line sessions, topic/module specific sessions, in-school options as well as longer courses delivered at a nearby University.

Courses 2018/19

Autumn 2018

A Level Maths

  • On-line - Unit 4
  • South Wales - M4 Statistics and M4 Mechanics
  • Mid Wales - M4 Statistics and M4 Mechanics

A Level Further Maths

  • South Wales - FM4 and FM6
  • North Wales - FM5
  • Mid Wales - Tailored in-school sessions on any topic/module FM1,FM2,FM3,FM4, FM5 and/or FM6

Online workshops

  • Online workshops will be held during Autumn and Spring term 2018/19, Unit 4 - October/November 2018 and Teaching A Level Maths for the first time - Spring 2019, for more details please see teacher events page

  • In-school Professional Learning

    FMSPW is also very pleased to be able to ofer tailored in-school support on any topics from the following modules: FM1, FM2, FM3, FM4, FM5, FM6, A Level Maths Unit 2 or Unit 4 and Level 2 Additional Maths. With the aim to increase teaching capacity in the future. FMSPW can provide free full or half day workshops for 2 or more members of staff. Courses would be at a time to suit the school/college.

    "With the retirement of our former HOD 2 years ago, there was no one confident enough to deliver the FM course. Thanks to the support of the FMSPW we are now running the FM AS course at school and hope to continue this into the future"

    To discuss your requirements and book in-school professional learning please email c.e.musselwhite@swansea.ac.uk

    Course Costs

    All the professional learning opportunities are free for teachers from state funded schools and colleges. A contribution towards supply cover costs are paid for weekday courses at a fixed rate of £150 per person per day

    Case Studies

  • Click here to download the PDF Emma Pugh - Porthcawl Comprehensive School
  • “"Students have benefitted massively as they were able to continue the course they needed to gain access to their chosen Universities. ”Read more ...

  • Clare Power- Bishop Vaughan Roman Catholic School
  • “The course was good for meeting other teachers and certainly got my brain working on the more difficult Further Maths topics. ”Read more ...

  • Helen Hayes- Bryn Elian High School
  • “Excellent course, it covered the whole syllabus of FP1 and I feel much more confident now with explanations and reasoning behind methods. ”Read more ...

  • Laura Makarek - Caldicot School
  • “It gives you the opportunity to learn new techniques not only from the tutor but from the other teachers on the course. It has given me confidence to deliver FP1. ”Read more ...

  • Stuart Ball - Caerleon Comprehensive School
  • “I have a much deeper knowledge of the course and feel confident to tackle many topics from several different approaches. ”Read more ...

    For further information and/or any questions please email c.e.musselwhite@swansea.ac.uk or 01792 606609.