Highly Effective Maths Intervention Programmes For KS2 & KS3

Online Maths Lessons From Professional Tutors Working At Each Child's Level

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Focus on your target pupils’ needs in any maths intervention

If you’re a headteacher or Maths lead looking for maths intervention programmes, your choices are likely to be one of the following: a face to face catch up maths intervention delivered either one to one or in groups; an entire numeracy skills programme that involves a significant amount of upskilling in your staff; or you can try an online digitally based maths intervention.

While some of these primary maths interventions may focus on basic numeracy skills or confidence in maths, and some at both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 are more of a catch up maths programme, there are also many which are unashamedly SATs-orientated for those pupils who are going to need extra support to achieve the expected standard at the end of KS2.

Third Space Learning’s Maths Intervention Programmes are able to offer different routes for different students because everything is personalised.

How our maths intervention programmes have helped over 90,000 pupils succeed in maths

How to choose your maths intervention programme

With budgets squeezed, some primary schools are looking to save money by resourcing their maths interventions with existing staff; others choose the external route. Here's what you should know.

What to consider...

  1. How qualified is the staff member? Teaching Assistants and often class teachers too, are overwhelmingly likely not to be maths experts and not always able to follow up on class maths lessons without a lot of addition support and CPD.
  2. Cost effectiveness of any numeracy intervention – will you be looking at one on one sessions which are proven to have the greatest impact or provide extra support in small groups?
  3. Who’s actually available to plan and support the maths intervention programme and ensure it is high quality and answers both pupils’ needs and the national curriculum?
  4. How are you going to adjust and adapt your teaching resources for SEN and EAL to make it a truly effective maths intervention for them too.
  5. Ease of management and reporting for whichever mathematics intervention you choose. This is key. If it takes too much time or you don’t know whether it’s working, it becomes more trouble than it’s worth as all educators and SLT know! Staff are over-worked enough already.

Our maths intervention programmes have school-wide benefits for KS1, KS2 & KS3

We are the largest provider of primary school tuition to schools in the UK, and have helped over 90,000 children to improve their maths results and their confidence over the past 8 years. Headteachers choose us as we are the most affordable and effective option to raise standards in maths.

Where possible an intervention programme should extend its positive effects out beyond just the students on intervention.

Our one-to-one KS2 maths interventions are aimed at single cohorts of pupils (on average 10-15 pupils per year group). As part of our commitment to providing maths support for the whole school we also offer access to the Third Space Maths Hub, an online toolkit filled with high-quality Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 resources that are freely available for every teacher and pupil in the school to use. Increasingly these resources are also being used by secondary schools as part of their catch up maths programmes.

Your chosen maths intervention should dovetail as closely as possible with what pupils are learning in class, and ideally will be adaptable to your school’s calculation policy. Third Space resources are aligned to the White Rose Maths framework, with slides for every day teaching as well as resources with a specific focus on fluency, reasoning, problem-solving, and diagnostic assessment.

Maths Intervention Programmes FAQs

What results can schools expect from the maths intervention programmes?

On average children make double their expected progress with Third Space Learning's one to one maths interventions. This is as calculated using the Rising Stars PUMA standardised assessments. The majority of pupils who we teach on the KS2 SATs revision programmes achieve the expected standard in SATs having started with us at a maths level below what is expected.

What training do the maths tutors receive?

All maths tutors take part in our Global Tutor Training Programme of 30 hours initial training in teaching the maths national curriculum as well as the development of children's confidence and understanding in a one to one environment. They also receive regular weekly CPD to refresh and maintain their skills.

Is an online maths intervention as effective as face to face?

Online maths intervention programmes are as effective as face to face and often more so with children who very engaged in the online environment. The tools we use in our online classroom mimic those that pupils will be used to in school. Tutoring linked as closely as possible to what is being taught in school is proven to the most effective so our online tool enables immediate reporting to a pupil's class teacher straight after each lesson. In this way the teacher is always kept in control of what is being taught.

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