This website is the personal thoughts and experiences of myself, Thomas Pitts, as I progress through the Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.
I have been teaching for four years at the time of writing and the commencement of the MaST course coincides with my fifth year. I have worked as a supply teacher and have spent three years now at Millbridge JIN School in Liversedge working in years three, four, five and six – although most of my time has been with years five and six.
I studied mathematics as my subject study alongside my teaching degree, achieving a 2:1 BA (hons.) in 2001, so have a high level of mathematical understanding.
Thomas Pitts, July 2010