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4 real reasons why we are losing our teachers and what to do about it

In recent years, there have been changes to the way primary schools are run. Teachers are working longer hours and not receiving the support for personal development and growth

By Sam Southwell

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How to effectively use Maths specialists in primary school

In primary education, there are those who believe “We’re teachers of children, not teachers of subjects.” This is a popular justification for having non-specialist teachers in certain shortage subjects

By Sam Southwell

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See what teachers thought of SATs 2016 (Hint: it could be worse)

On the last day of SATs week, everyone breathed a big sigh of relief and looked forward to the rest of the summer term leaving us to obsess over the data, and find the answers to our questions.

By Sam Southwell

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Keep Calm & SATs On! Helpful tips to pass onto your pupils

Testing season is here, bringing the inevitable stress on pupils, parents and headteachers. Nearly two-thirds of education staff believe pressure to succeed is one of the main causes of pupil stress.

By Sam Southwell

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Find out what makes a good primary Maths teacher

The study of Mathematics often gets a bad reputation from pupils, parents and those working in education. However, a great primary Maths teacher has the power to change this stereotype

By Sam Southwell

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Support Year 6 SATs prep with our free Maths revision library

With KS2 SATs just around the corner, it is a very busy time of year for you and your pupils. Good preparation is crucial to seeing great results and helping grow confident, resilient learners

By Sophie Bessemer

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A Day in the Life of a Third Space Learning Tutor

Pupils, teachers and Heads often want to know more about the tutors they speak with. All TSL tutors are trained Maths specialists, undertaking continuous professional training to improve

By Ed Salton

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Holiday Maths Activities: End of Term Resource for Parents

As any teacher who has sat through a parents evening will know, one of the best questions you can be asked by a parent is “what can I do to help them at home?”

By Tushar Ilwahdi

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Year 6 Maths SATs revision- 10 top tips for pupils & teachers

With the SATs season looming, Key Stage 2 pupils and their teachers are looking for straightforward tips and advice on making SATs as pain free as possible

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Celebrate Pi Day 2016 with this quick KS2 Maths activity

Want to use Pi Day 2016 to explore and celebrate Maths at your school? Look no further as we’ve put together an engaging activity for primary teachers to explore the amazing facts about pi

By Ellie McCann

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3 KS2 SATs Practice Papers

Get ready for 2017 Maths SATs: 1 Arithmetic & 2 Reasoning tests & mark schemes in the set