SAT results are raised through a whole school approach to maths Last year staff at Greenside Primary in Tameside were told by inspectors that they needed to improve their maths results across the whole school. Only 17% of Year 6 achieved level 5 in their SATs. Their solution? – to implement the maths primary framework throughout the school.

One year on we visit the school to see a variety of teaching approaches that have led to results improving by over 20%. Different speaking and listening strategies have been key to this rise, including specific maths assemblies, daily mental and oral starters used in all years, and giant counting board games used in the playground. We talk to teachers and the SMT about the challenges of implementing the framework and the benefits of working in a more flexible, cross-curricular way with the subject.

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