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1st Class @ Number

1st Class@Number

A light-touch intervention for children who need a helping hand.

1stClass@Number has been developed by Edge Hill University under the Every Child Counts (ECC) initiative. School Improvement Liverpool are an ECC accredited provider, who train a Teaching Assistant (TA) to deliver the course to children who need further support with the Year 1 or Year 2 mathematics curriculum.
  • 1stClass@Number 1 is for children who need further support to meet Year 1 expectations
  • 1stClass@Number 2 is for children who need further support to meet Year 2 expectations

Every child has three 30-minute 1stClass@Number lessons per week for 12 – 15 weeks. These are delivered in a small group while continuing to take part in their normal class mathematics lessons.
The programme empowers TA's to help children to think and talk about their mathematics.
After 12 hours of group teaching in three months, children had made an average number age gain of 9.8 months.


'Excellent materials and explanation on how to use them by trainer'
Teaching Assistant 2015

'Supportive trainer, clarifying any misunderstandings and providing excellent advice on implementing this intervention'
Teaching Assistant 2015

'The training has been excellent. The LSA's have really benefitted from support from Trainer. Children at school really enjoy attending the sessions. Thank you.'
Link teacher 2015

The programme will include:

  • One full day and four half days of training to deliver the programme and develop understanding of key maths curriculum and pedagogy
  • Two half days of training for a nominated Link Teacher
  • Access to telephone and e-mail support, resources and the 1stClass@Number website, including resources, guidance and discussions
  • A data collection, analysis and report service
  • Opportunity for TA to gain academic accreditation
1st Class @ Number costs £825 +VAT which also include payment to Edge Hill University for accreditation.
Additional staff can also be trained for £600 +VAT
This training is linked to the Every Child Counts accredited programme.
You can book your place online (1st Class @ Number 1 or 1st Class @ Number 2) or e-mail Lisa.Baggaley@si.liverpool.gov.uk for further details.
Page last updated on 2016-12-22 11:14:48
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