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Why your KS2 SATs interventions should not start in Y6

When a primary school receives good KS2 SATs results in Maths, the whole school celebrates. However, it is not uncommon for Year 6 teachers to feel a pressure that teachers in other year groups don't.

By That Boy Can Teach

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How was week 1? School feedback on Third Space Learning

At Third Space Learning, we’ve been busy, beginning 2017 with over 500 schools, our largest amount to date meaning more than 6000 pupils have started their weekly 1-to-1 Maths lessons.

By Sam Southwell

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35 ways to make best use of your primary school pupil premium funding

For some primary schools pupil premium funding is a large proportion of their budget, but how can you ensure you are making the most effective use for your disadvantaged pupils.

By Sam Southwell

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"How 1-to-1 primary Maths should be done": a review of TSL

The following review of our 1-to-1 KS2 Maths intervention programme has been reposted with permission from Pete Richardson’s blog, an Assistant Head in Lancashire

By Pete Richardson

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Turn your school into a model of effective primary teaching

The 2016 Teaching Schools Council report, 'Effective Primary Teaching', carries 4 compelling recommendations for the strategic direction of primary schools across the country

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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What you can learn from preparing 10,000 Year 6 pupils to revise for SATs

Our Key Stage 2 Maths intervention programmes have now helped almost 10,000 Y6 pupils to revise and prepare for their summer term Year 6 National Assessments or SATs

By Ellie McCann

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So you think your KS2 primary pupils need a Maths intervention?

This post draws on my own experience and the findings from hundreds of primary school leaders and teachers about how to choose the best Maths interventions for your primary school

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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How to take Maths specialists from good to outstanding

Many teachers have finished the first of their INSET days this year, it seems a good opportunity to share some of the lessons we’ve learnt through our own training of hundreds of tutors

By Ed Salton

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Must read: EEF trial on Affordable Online Maths Tuition

We're not the only ones who believe in 1-to-1, as at the start of 2014 Nesta and the Education Endowment Foundation asked us if we’d consider being involved in a trial

By Sam Southwell

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KS2 SATs Results 2016 are in… What next?

Nobody said it would be easy, but did it have to be so difficult? The ‘journey’ to 2016 SATs seems to have been weighed down by controversy and a nagging sense of unpredictability

By Sophie Bessemer

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