It's individualised learning that takes on board where children are at in their learning at school - plus it builds confidence. The children love it!
Angie Bailey, Deputy Headteacher, Giles Brook Primary
If you’re a headteacher or Maths lead looking for a maths intervention programme at KS2, 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, 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 Key Stage 2.
Third Space Learning’s Maths Intervention Programmes are able to offer different routes for different students because everything is personalised.
With budgets squeezed, primary schools are looking to save money by resourcing their maths interventions with existing staff. With the right staff and enough time to prepare, this can work. However, here’s what you need to consider:
Our online lessons give pupils the opportunity to talk through maths questions and build key numeracy skills with their own personal mathematics teacher.
Tutors ask questions like 'how did you work that out?' and 'could you use any other methods?' to ensure pupils have understood the underlying maths behind each question, not just a quick way to find the answer.
One of the biggest things that holds maths students back is a lack of confidence to try. With Third Space Learning's maths tutors, pupils have a safe place to attempt questions, even if that means making a mistake.
Instilling this confidence early on leaves pupils better prepared as they move up the school and tackle things like entrance exams, GCSEs and A-level maths assessments.
Whilst maths success extends beyond getting good grades, practising exam techniques is a great way to help children feel confident for any upcoming tests.
Our online lessons are designed to make sure pupils fully understand each topic before moving onto applying that knowledge to exam-style questions, helping to build familiarity and confidence.
In maths, if pupils don't feel engaged with the lesson then they are more likely to switch off and lose concentration.
In a class of 30 this can be hard to do, but with Third Space Learning, pupils have the full attention of one private maths tutor, working at their own pace, building a rapport and making each lesson as engaging as possible by linking it back to their hobbies and interests.
We are the largest provider of primary school tuition to schools in the UK, and have helped over 60,000 children to improve their maths results and their confidence over the past 6 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 Maths interventions are aimed at single cohorts of pupils (on average 10 pupils per year group). But we also provide our schools with access to our Third Space Maths Hub, an online toolkit filled with high-quality resources that are freely available for every teacher and pupil in the school to use.
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.
Third Space fills in little gaps that can really hold children back. The customer service is fantastic every time and they couldn't be more helpful. The children love doing Third Space and their confidence rockets!
Maths Coordinator, Oxley Primary School, Leicestershire
Third Space Learning provides targeted support for the children which is personalised to their own level and helps them to make progress and achieve Age Related Expectations.
Headteacher, Griffin Park Primary School, Blackburn
Our children all really enjoy taking part in the programme and we have seen increased confidence and progress in their maths learning.
Maths Leader, Priory Primary School, Dudley
The one to one tuition is a great addition to our support for pupils receiving Pupil Premium, and the resources are high quality and up to date with recent research.
Deputy Headteacher, Holy Trinity Primary School, Merton
The resources on the Maths Hub are great, the sessions for the children are good and they enjoy them. The one to one sessions have been very good and have helped the children to progress with their maths.
Headteacher, Choppington Primary School, Northumberland
My staff love the resources and are helpful to their teaching and assessment. Most importantly, the impact upon learning for the pupils receiving the one to one lessons is highly effective. It’s such great support to teaching and learning.
Headteacher, St Pauls Middle School , Northumberland
Children are thoroughly enjoying their sessions and the resources we have access to are great. I have already recommended the intervention to a friend teaching at another school.
Liz Smith, Year 6 Teacher
Pevensey and Westham CofE Primary School, East Sussex