Using 1:1 Tuition to Improve Attainment in Numeracy

Background: The purpose of the study was to identify strategies to raise attainment in Numeracy at the end of Key Stage 2, with 1:1 tuition being one of these strategies. The success criteria were improved attitude to maths, recall of multiplication tables, accuracy in the use of the rules of number, and ability to tackle problems.

Aims: The main aim of the 1:1 tuition strategy was to improve the confidence and attainment of children in Numeracy by developing their basic skills and ability to tackle problems.

Methods: The participants in this case study are the headteacher, middle leader, national strategies consultant, SIP, subject leader, teacher, and tutors. They are responsible for implementing the 1:1 tuition strategy and monitoring the progress of the children. The methods used included 1:1 training sessions, tracking procedures, observation outcomes, pupils' work, test results, and CPD materials. The aim was to improve confidence and attainment in numeracy.

Findings: The 1:1 tuition strategy has improved the children's confidence and attainment in numeracy, with improved recall of tables and accuracy in use of four rules, and increased participation in KS2 Maths National Curriculum tests. Seven of the eight children made at least 3 points of progress in their numeracy.

Implications: The findings suggest that regular practice of times tables and the rules of number is essential for children in Key Stage 2, and that 1:1 tuition can help improve confidence and attainment in numeracy. The school has implemented tracking procedures to identify children who need support and monitor their progress.
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Primary education , Mathematics
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