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Here is a summary of the work to date for the Raising Achievement Group:


England China Research Innovation Project

Natalie Alty, Deputy Head Newick Primary School and Geraldine Machin, St Richard’s Catholic College visited China for two weeks in September 2014 looking at maths pedagogy. Natalie then hosted the Shanghai teachers at Newick where the teachers observed lessons and provided feedback. Since then teachers at Newick have put together resources for their schemes of work which reflect the Shanghai approach. Natalie has delivered a 3 hour workshop alongside East Sussex Maths Consultants to 32 schools looking at how to address misconceptions in ‘zero’, ‘equality’ and Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Percentages. Newick have emphasised how this change in teaching approach has had a significant impact of their pupil’s understanding of maths. They are now looking to progress this project further by working more closely with the Singapore Textbook project.

Contact: (Natalie Alty)


Use of high quality textbooks (linked to Singapore) to support teacher professional development and deep conceptual and procedural knowledge for pupils

Claire Rivers, Head at St Mark’s CEP and Pat Coleman, Head at Nutley Primary schools are leading this project. St Mark’s Primary, Hadlow Down and Nutley Primary, Uckfield.


This project is focussing on Year 1 classes by developing mastery, with whole class teaching, quick intervention, the development of depth and keeping the class working together. The project is adaptable in planning in order to follow the sequence of learning in the textbooks, with some flexibility to the order the topics are taught. There is a high focus on collaborative work to share planning and reflection. They have attended a five day training event and spoke extremely highly of the training they received. The text book they are using is Inspire Maths and they have started using the book with their classes. The focus here is developing the questioning that accompanies the work completed from the text book. They are reporting a significant impact with their pupils.


Contact:  (Claire Rivers), (Pat Coleman)


Developing specialist subject knowledge of teachers of mathematics and supporting teachers to address the new curriculum through targeted School to School Support

This is being led by Rob Carter (Head at St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill)

The main aims of this work group are to:

  • Work with LAs to target support and lead maths reviews
  • Work with FMSP to target post-16
  • Develop a support package to help schools requiring support
  • List of SLEs, Outreach and Lead Mathematic professionals from Teaching School Alliances and Maths Specialist Colleges
  • Develop a programme of support to train SLEs and Lead Maths professionals in delivering effective support
  • Evaluation of impact through data points.


Contact details: (Rob Carter)