MATHS AND ENGLISH Interventions

In partnership with Edge Hill University, we aim to help schools raise achievement in Mathematics and English through consistently high quality professional development and training for teachers and teaching assistants.

Benefits of our intervention programmes:

  • Targeted use of the Pupil Premium
  • Support the National Curriculum for Mathematics and English
  • Make children more passionate about writing, reading and mathematics
  • Strengthen teaching assistants’ subject knowledge and wider effectiveness
  • Provide detailed evidence of progress and impact successful teaching for mastery
1stClass@Number in Mathematics is a programme, ready-made with detailed session guidance and resources to help develop children’s mathematical understanding, communication and reasoning skills.
  • Over 55,000 pupils in Years 1 to 11 have been supported by 1stClassNumber in 4,000 schools.
  • Our pupils made an average number age gain of 13 months in four months…
  • …that’s over three times the expected progress.
  • 93% of pupils showed more confidence and interest in learning mathematics

This course will support teaching assistants, teachers and link teachers to raise attainment in number and early calculation using the resources and session plans included.

There are two 1stClass@Number programmes to choose from:

1stClass@Number 1 – for children who need further support at the level of the Year 1 curriculum.
1stClass@Number 2 – for children who need further support at the level of the Year 2 curriculum.

How does it work?

A specially trained teaching assistant delivers up to 30 half-hour sessions to a group of up to four children, for 10 -15 weeks. The children continue to take part in their normal class mathematics lessons.
The lessons focus on number and calculation, developing children’s mathematical understanding, communication and reasoning skills.
Stimulating, enjoyable games and activities engage the children and build their confidence. Each topic starts with a simple assessment that helps the teaching assistant to tailor sessions to the children’s needs.
The teaching assistant starts working with their group of pupils straight after the first training day. Then the training runs alongside the implementation of the teaching programme, so that the Teaching Assistant is trained topic by topic.

Pricing:

The total cost of the course is £990.

This includes all training and resources for both the TA and the link teacher.

Book a place here (Year One).

Or here (Year Two).

Success@Arithmetic is a calculation-based intervention for KS2 and KS3 (years 3 to 8) pupils who struggle with arithmetic, number and written calculation skills.
  • Over 13,000 pupils in Years 3 to 11 have been supported by Success@Arithmetic in 2,000 schools.
  • Our pupils made an average number age gain of 15 months in four months…
  • …that’s almost four times the expected progress.
  • 91% of pupils showed more confidence and interest in learning mathematics 

The training will enable you to develop conceptual understanding and procedural fluency in number and written methods.

There are two Success@Arithmetic programmes to choose from:
1. Number Sense – KS2 
The Number Sense program is for pupils in academic years 3 – 5 who need support to understand the number system and develop fluency with number facts.
The training enables teaching assistants or teachers to form a tailored programme of up to 24 sessions using number rods, bar modelling and written methods to build a complete mathematical picture, developing pupils’ arithmetical fluency.

2. Calculation – KS2 and KS3
The Calculation program is for pupils in academic years 5 – 8 who need support to understand and develop fluency with formal written methods.

The training enables teaching assistants or teachers to form a tailored programme of up to 24 sessions using number rods, bar modelling and written methods to build a complete mathematical picture, developing pupils’ arithmetical fluency.

How does it work?

Success@Arithmetic is delivered locally by an accredited ECC Trainer and lasts 2.5 days for both the lead teacher and teaching assistant.

The lead teacher conducts a diagnostic asessment and selects a series of Success@Arithmetic steps to form a tailored programme that the teaching assistant delivers to an intervention group of up to three pupils.

The sessions use number rods, bar modelling and written methods to build a complete mathematical picture, developing pupils’ arithmetical fluency. They can be adapted to meet individual needs.

Pricing:

The total cost of the course is £990.

This includes all training and resources for both the TA and the link teacher.

Book a place here (Number Sense)

Or here (Calculation).

1stClass@Writing is a new, highly motivating and effective intervention delivered by a specially trained teaching assistant to children in Years 3 to 5 who have fallen behind in writing.

  • Over 88% of pupils became more confident and motivated to write
  • 70% made more progress than their teachers had expected
  • Their spelling scores improved by 42%

1stClass@Writing: The Pirate Writing Crew – for children who need support to access Year 3 national curriculum expectations

1stClass@Writing: Dragon Hunters – for children who need support to access Year 4 national curriculum expectations

How does it work?

1stClass@Writing comes ‘ready-made’ with detailed lesson plans and resources. A specially trained teaching assistant delivers up to 60 stimulating and motivating 40 minute lessons to a group of up to 4 children, 4 times a week, in addition to their daily class lessons.

The children develop key skills of spelling, handwriting, grammar, and punctuation in order to complete daily writing tasks relating to the adventure stories.

They develop their composition and editing skills through a balance of supported ‘one-liners’ as well as sustained, independent writing. The teaching assistant is supported by a school and Link Teacher.

Training and Professional Development

Delivered locally by an accredited ECC Trainer 3 days for teaching assistants:

  • Focusing on subject knowledge and pedagogy
  • Adapting session plans to meet children’s needs
  • Giving effective feedback
  • 2 half days for the school’s Link Teacher
  • Supporting, managing and evaluating 1stClass@Writing
  • An optional school visit by the Trainer Opportunities for further academic study

Resources and Support

  • Interactive and easily adaptable session plans
  • Extensive  ready-made resources
    Online guidance and downloadable resources
  • Access to the ECC data system, providing detailed analysis of impact and children’s progress
  • Phone and e-mail support from ECC and the Trainer

For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.

Project X CODE embeds systematic synthetic phonics into a reading intervention programme targeted at struggling readers in Years 2 to 4. It is published by Oxford University Press.

158 children were supported in 31 schools that received training in 2013. After an average of 39 sessions in 4 months:

  • They made an average Reading Age gain of 13.4 months over 70% more than the gain achieved without training. 
  • Their comprehension scores doubled over three times the gain achieved without training
  • Every teaching assistant and every link teacher rated every training as ‘very useful’ or ‘useful’.
High-quality training for teaching assistants or teachers enables them to have a dramatic effect on children’s learning and schools to secure maximum impact from the intervention.
It is co-ordinated by Edge Hill University’s expert Reading Support team, backed by the DfE.

How does Project X CODE work?

Project X CODE is a highly motivational series of 3D adventure books, based on a structured progression of phonics, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Teaching and Assessment Handbooks with detailed session notes enable a trained teaching assistant or teacher to deliver the intervention, supported by a Link Teacher.

The teaching assistant teaches a small group of children for half an hour four times a week.
Sessions are based on the books and help the children to overcome difficulties, develop their skills and enjoy reading.
Schools can access a choice of training packages from local providers trained and accredited by Edge Hill University.
For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.

For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.

You can find out more about our interventions on the Every Child Counts website, here.