Teaching support by leading primary maths practitioners

Third Space Learning is a team of teachers and technologists who work with primary schools across the UK to transform pupils’ attainment and love of maths.

The company was founded by Tom Hooper in 2012 to create an online teaching model so that every child, irrespective of wealth or location, could access the personal support they needed to reach and exceed their potential in maths.

We believe that education is about people; that giving children the chance to question and discuss concepts in Maths is the way to build their confidence and performance for the long term.

We also understand that underpinning all good teaching is a foundation of strong pedagogy, expert knowledge, and flexible reliable resources.

Our ambition now is to share this model and the experience we've developed with educators around the world. Our goal is to be the standard and intelligence in primary maths teaching globally.


Our Teachers

You don't have to be a teacher to work at Third Space but it certainly helps for many areas of our business. Amidst many highly skilled web developers, curriculum design and content producers, teachers make up the backbone of Third Space Learning.


Our Authors and Advisors

We are lucky enough to work with a large number of authors and consultants who write for us, trial our resources, and generally help to ensure that what we produce is relevant, interesting and useful to primary schools. We are always keen to work with other teachers so do get in touch if you’re keen!

Our Experts

Tushar Ilwahdi

Tutor Development

Tushar Ilwahdi

Tutor Development

Following a stint in financial services industry, Tushar spent five years teaching including two as Maths Lead. He now helps support, manage and train our tutors.

Brian Walton

Headteacher

Brian Walton

Headteacher

Brian Walton (AKA @oldprimaryhead1) has been in education for 21 years, working as a Headteacher for over 13 years. He works very closely as a Local and now National Leader across the education sector.

Clare Sealy

Headteacher

Clare Sealy

Headteacher

Clare Sealy is Headteacher at St Matthias Primary School, Bethnal Green and blogs at primarytimery.com.

ELLIE MCCANN

Schools Lead

ELLIE MCCANN

Schools Lead

If pupils in your school are receiving our 1-to-1 maths tuition you're likely to come in contact with Ellie at some point. She's the one who makes sure our schools are getting the most out of their lessons and the resources we provide. Ellie spent four years as a primary school teacher before joining us.

Luke Hier

Research Project Manager

Luke Hier

Research Project Manager

Luke spent two years as a teacher before starting Third Space where his first role was supporting our tutors to their own level of fluency and depth with the the new national curriculum.

Candida Crawford

Research Project Manager

Candida Crawford

Research Project Manager

Candida creates the lessons and curriculum that our tutors use to improve learner progress. She has over 10 year’s classroom teaching experience and a Masters in Psychology and Education from Cambridge University.

James Clark

Research Project Manager

James Clark

Research Project Manager

James works with the data that emerges from several thousand hours of 1-to-1 tuition every week to continually improve the learning gains that pupils make. He uses his knowledge of pedagogy gained through four years teaching maths combined with the technology our online teaching classroom can provide to pinpoint exactly where a pupil is or isn’t making progress and how to move them to the next step.

Bruno Reddy

Maths Teacher and Consultant

Bruno Reddy

Maths Teacher and Consultant

A former Head of Maths Bruno Reddy is the founder of Times Tables Rockstars, a consultant and guest teacher for a number of schools, and a contributor to several expert panels on Maths teaching and assessment including for AQA and the DfE.

Colin McCarty

Standardised Testing Consultant

Colin McCarty

Standardised Testing Consultant

Colin McCarty held senior leadership roles in schools before moving into testing and assessment. He has since become a recognised expert in developing standardised tests for primary pupils in English, mathematics and Science, creating them for several educational publishers.

Pete Richardson

Primary School Deputy Headteacher

Pete Richardson

Primary School Deputy Headteacher

Pete Richardson is Deputy Headteacher at Walton Le Dale Primary School, focusing on assessment, technology and Maths. He's a passionate convert to a mastery approach, blending the best of Singapore, Shanghai and home grown pedagogy.

Amanda Greenhead

Primary Maths Leader and Author

Amanda Greenhead

Primary Maths Leader and Author

Amanda is a qualified teacher with 14 years’ experience in primary education. She works as a Maths Manager to implement strategies to raise standards in Maths at her school. Amanda has marked National Curriculum assessments for Key Stage 2 Maths and began working as an author of assessments in 2015. She works with Third Space Learning to develop Topical 365 problem of the day, and co-create SATs practice papers.

Tim Handley

Independent Primary Consultant

Tim Handley

Independent Primary Consultant

Tim is an independent primary consultant and author, with over 30 books published. He is an Accredited Professional Development Lead, and a Maths Specialist Teacher. Tim works to develop our ‘Fluent in Five’ daily arithmetic practice.

Our Schools

What our schools say about us

  • “Third Space has allowed us to provide a personalised agenda for each child that supports our diff

    L. Nightingale
    Headteacher, Green Park School
  • “The average progress for the children in the two months using Third Space was more than we would

    Richard McIntosh
    Deputy Headteacher, Barnes Farm Junior School
  • “Third Space has allowed us to provide a personalised agenda for each child that supports our diff

    Rachel P
    Class Teacher, Victoria Academy