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. Scholars receive a £22,000 tax-free bursary to train as a secondary mathematics teacher followed by two later payments of at least £5,000 in the third and fifth year of teaching, if teaching in a state-funded school in England since completing the ITT. These payments are provided by the Department for Education.

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.