Frequently asked questions



Can I purchase KS1 only?

Yes you can. If you are a state funded school, you will be eligible for the EEF funding for two years meaning the full Mathematics Mastery programme will cost just £1110 per year.

Can I purchase KS2 only?

Yes you can. The KS2 programme however is not eligble for the EEF funding. Please speak to a member of the team to get a quote for your school.

EEF Project

What are the elgibility rules for this Primary Maths Scale up?

Schools must meet the following criteria
a. England only, so no schools in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or International.
b. All mainstream state funded primary schools, so no private/independent schools, colleges/universities or special schools

Are schools required to input any research or feedback?

No - this is simply a scale up.

Will there be randomization, control and intervention groups similar to other EEF Research Trial?

No - this is simply a scale up.


Does the programme cater for SEND pupils?

Yes. The materials provided meet NC expectations. Teachers however can adapt and tailor the learning specific to the needs of their pupils. When a schools signs up to the full programme for KS1 and KS2, they have access to all year groups R – Y6. If, for example, you have a pupil in Year 4 who is working at Year 2 NC expectations, the Year 2 materials can be used to support that pupil.

Does the programme cater for more able pupils?

Yes. All tasks can be tailored to meet the needs of specific pupils, including creating more challenge for some pupils. The tasks provided already give an example of how it might be adapted to make it more challenging. Teachers can use the examples given or create their own.
Every teacher attends induction training and has access to the online training modules. These modules upskill the teacher with the knowledge to know how to adapt the materials provided to meet the needs of all pupils.


What are the training requirements for teachers and maths leads?

Every teacher and Mastery Lead (usually the school Maths Lead) attends a Live Launch of Induction Training, followed by four online modules, to be completed over a few weeks. A final sixth live session brings the learning together for both teachers and Mastery Leads.

All modules within the Induction Training are also available asynchronously for teachers and Mastery Leads to complete at a time that suits them if they are unable to attend the live sessions. Induction Training is also provided asynchronously for SLT to support the programme's implementation.

All day face-to-face training is also returning this year, in Manchester and London. Schools will have four places to attend in-person.

From the Autumn term, there is also termly CPD for teachers and Mastery Leads. They both have nine modules to complete over 3 years, with each module taking approximately one hour to complete.

Teaching & Learning

Any guidance on how to manage students who are at different levels doing the independent tasks in the classrooms?

For each Independent Task, we provide examples of what that task might look like with additional scaffolding (i.e. for pupils who may need more support) and what it might look like with some additional challenge (i.e. for pupils who need more challenge). This ensures all pupils are working on the same lesson objective. We also have training for teachers on adapting and differentiating to give them the confidence on knowing how to adapt the tasks for their specific pupils.

Does the scheme have a certain number of representations or a limited number?

There is a resource list for each Key Stage which lists the concrete representations used within year groups. There is also then a key representations document for each year group.

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