How to Apply

Before appying please check the CMathTeach Designation details

Application

Applications must be made through one of the organisations of which the applicant is a member.

An application for the designation consists of completing the following three forms:
Applicant Information form (doc)

Competences form (doc)

Declaration and Payment form (doc)

If applying via equivalent route to fulfil requirements, additionally complete one or both of the below forms as appropriate:
Equivalent Pedagogical Competences (doc)

Equivalent Mathematical Competences (doc)

Applicants must complete the Applicant Information Form and send it to their organisation electronically with the accompanying supporting information and the appropriate Competences Form(s).

In addition applicants must complete and sign the Declaration and Payment Form. The signature constitutes a contract to abide by the requirements for the designation. This form must also be signed by two referees and submitted to the organisation via post.

An application will not be processed until all the required forms and appropriate fees are received.

Supporting Information

Applicants must supply copies of transcripts of post-secondary qualifications, together with copies of relevant qualification certificates. These can be supplied either:

  • electronically (PDF format preferred) with the Applicant Information Form, or
  • hard copy with the Declaration and Payment Form.

Referees

Referees must be people who can confirm that the information in the application is correct and comment on the extent to which the requirements for the Chartered Mathematics Teacher designation have been met. Ideally, one referee should be the applicant’s Head of Department or Headteacher/College Principal.

Applicants for the Chartered Mathematics Teacher designation should show their completed Applicant Information Form, Competences Form, Pedagogical Competence Form (if applicable and Mathematical Competences Form (if applicable) with any additional information to two referees.

The referees must sign the Declaration and Payment Form confirming their support of the application. The signature is taken to mean that in the referee’s opinion the applicant meets the requirements for the designation.
Referees will later be invited to submit comprehensive references (pdf). These references are crucial in the consideration of the application, so applicants should ensure that referees have a detailed knowledge of their work.

To assist applicants in submitting their application there is a Check List (doc)

Fees

An annual subscription fee is required in order to maintain the Chartered Mathematics Teacher (CMathTeach) designation. Once admitted to the Register of Chartered Mathematics Teachers, a Registrant’s annual subscription fee will be requested automatically.

Annual Subscription
Entrance Fee
Rejoin Fee
Chartered Mathematics Teacher

£30.00

£40.00

£20.00

Applying for the Designation

Entrance – All new applications for the designation must include the current entrance fee.

Rejoin – If you were previously a Chartered Mathematics Teacher, providing your membership with one of the Organisations below is active, you may apply to rejoin the designation. All applications to rejoin must include the current rejoin fee.

Following a successful application, for either entrance to or rejoin the Register of Chartered Mathematics Teachers, the current annual subscription fee will be requested. Applicants will not be entered on the Register of Chartered Mathematics Teachers until the annual subscription fee has been received by the Organisation you have applied through.

Please note that for applicants registered between January and September the annual subscription is only valid until the end of the year of application. For applicants registered between October and December the annual subscription is valid until the end of the following year.

Making Payments

Payments are to be made to the Organisation of which you are a member and through which you are applying.

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Payment can be made via Bank transfer, Credit/Debit card or Cheque.

Bank Transfer – Remittance advice is to be sent to: CMathTeach@ima.org.uk If you are using this method of payment please ensure to include CMT followed by your Institute membership number in the Payee Reference so your payment can be identified. If you require IMA’s bank details to make a bank transfer please contact post@ima.org.uk

Credit/Debit Card – Please contact the Membership department should you wish to make payment via this method.

Cheque – made payable to: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Institute of Mathematics or IMA

Association of Teachers of Mathematics

Please contact the ATM directly

The Mathematical Association

Payment can be made via Bank transfer, Credit/Debit card or Cheque.

Bank Transfer – Remittance advice is to be sent to: purchaseledger@m-a.org.uk If you are using this method of payment please ensure to include CMT followed by your Association membership number in the Payee Reference so your payment can be identified.

Bank Account Details

Account Name: The Mathematical Association
Account Number: 01173188
Sort Code: 23-84-83
Bank: Allied Irish Bank
Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6HS
Bic Code: AIBKGB2L
IBAN: GB54 AIBK 2384 8301 1731 88

Credit/Debit Card – Cards accepted are MasterCard / Maestro / Solo / VISA / VISA Electron
Details required: Card Type, Number, Valid from and Expiry date, Security Code (3 digit number on back of card) and Issue Number (if applicable).

Cheque – made payable to: The Mathematical Association

National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges

Payment can be made via Bank transfer and Cheque.

Bank Transfer – Remittance advice is to be sent to: admin@nanamic.org.uk If you are using this method of payment please ensure to include CMT followed by your Association membership number in the Payee Reference so your payment can be identified.

Bank Account Details

Account Name: NANAMIC CIO
Account Number: 20324494
Sort Code: 60-83-01
Bank: Unity Trust Bank plc

FAQ

1. Could you give me guidance on the length and sort of detail required in supporting statements on the application form?
We are not looking for a particular length of responses but rather that they demonstrate the validity of claims made. A brief statement well-supported by evidence is all that is needed. Please work within maximum lengths for the Competences Form of four pages and for the Additional Competences Form of two pages.

2. How can I edit my entries in the form?
If experiencing a difficulty with editing text on the form itself then you might consider creating and spell checking the whole contents of each box in a separate document before copying and pasting into the requisite box.

3. How do I judge whether my degree has at least 50% mathematics content and hence if I need to complete the Additional Competences Form?
If you are unsure as to whether your degree has at least 50% mathematics content then you are to complete the Additional Competences Form.

4. How do I ensure that my personal banking details are as secure as possible when they need to be filled in on the Declaration and Payment Form which may need to be sent in the post to referees?
Please complete the Entrance Fee Payment section of the Declaration and Payment form after the form has been completed by the two referees and just before submission. Details of other methods of payment are also available from the organisation you are applying through.

5. Does the M-Level requirement refer to applicants having a Masters or is just having a PGCE enough?
Where a PGCE is awarded at Masters level then this requirement is not fully covered since engagement at Master’s level post-qualification is sought. However, this could be achieved in a variety of ways. For further guidance, please see Appendix A