Training Programme – Improving Maths in Key Stage Two

11 July 2018

Good maths skills are essential for everyday life and a range of careers. Yet there remains a large and persistent attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) believes the best way to change this is through better use of evidence: looking at what has – and has not – worked in the past.

To support good maths teaching in Key Stages 2 and 3, they’ve published new guidance that gives schools and teachers practical “do’s and don’ts” of great maths teaching.

This guidance report highlights eight recommendations for schools and teachers:

1. Use assessment to build on pupils’ existing knowledge and understanding

2. Use manipulatives and representations

3. Teach strategies for solving problems

4. Enable pupils to develop a rich network of mathematical knowledge

5. Develop pupils’ independence and motivation

6. Use tasks and resources to challenge and support pupils’ mathematics

7. Use structured interventions to provide additional support

8. Support pupils to make a successful transition between primary and secondary school

The full report is free to access and available here.

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This three day training programme will support primary schools in implementing the recommendations from this guidance report in KS2, in a clear and well-structured way.


Led by Debbie Streatfield and Faye Heath-Lay

Debbie and Faye are both independent mathematics consultants, who have been working together to lead numerous highly successful primary maths courses for the Sussex Maths Hub. They both worked for West Sussex Local Authority as maths consultants, leading many courses, supporting schools, and working as moderators. Faye continues to work with the LA as a moderator, and leads subject leader and teacher courses alongside their advisory team. Debbie works as a lead trainer for Oxford University Press Numicon, and through the ePD Trust for Every Child Counts intervention programmes. They are both very experienced teachers who continue to teach on a regular basis and use their up-to-date knowledge throughout their courses.

Target audience: Primary maths teachers

Dates: 6 March, 1 May, 11 July (Each day will run from 9.30am – 3pm)

Cost: £295

Venue: The Research Centre, Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1JX

Improving Maths in Key Stage Two

Click here for online booking.

For further details please contact Lisa Edwards on

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