Highly Effective Maths Intervention Programmes For KS2

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Focus on your target pupils’ needs in any maths intervention

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.

Be clear about the reasons for your KS2 maths intervention

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:

  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.

A blended approach of online tuition with one to one attention

Our maths intervention programmes have school-wide benefits for KS1 and KS2

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.

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