Maths teacher training scholarships

Our policy work highlights the need to ensure that there are sufficient highly-skilled mathematics teachers to build mathematical and statistical skills in society.

We support the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship programme, which identifies and rewards trainee teachers to help them make a significant contribution to the development of maths teaching in the schools where they train and work. In 2020/21, scholars will receive a £28,000 tax-free bursary to train as a secondary mathematics teacher followed by three early career payments of £2,000 (or £3,000 each if teaching in specified areas of England) in the second, third and fourth year of teaching, providing they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their teacher training course. These payments are provided by the Department for Education. Applications for 2020/21 opened on Friday 11 October 2019 and close at 9am on Monday 6 July 2020.

A range of membership benefits and exclusive support for both the training and newly qualified teacher (NQT) year are provided by organisations across the mathematical sciences community, including the Royal Statistical Society, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society, the MEI, the Mathematical Association and the National STEM Centre.

The RSS provides e-teacher membership and two years’ free online subscription to Significance magazine to each new scholar. Scholars are welcome to remain as e-teacher members so long as they continue to be teachers. The RSS also contributes to CPD offered to scholars, programming sessions on topics including statistics in A level Mathematics, probability at Key Stage 3, and Core Maths.

To find out more about the scheme, including how to apply, visit the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship website.