Maths

Distinguished schools recognised for maths attainment

Fourteen UK schools and almost forty in countries from Mexico to New Zealand have been recognised for their students’ attainment in maths by Whizz Education, provider of the award-winning virtual tutor Maths-Whizz. Richard Marett, CEO, Whizz Education, confirms. “We have launched our distinguished school programme to highlight and reward the …

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Whizz Education launches maths Summer Learning Challenge!

Whizz Education, provider of the award-winning virtual tutor Maths-Whizz, has launched an exciting summer learning challenge for all 5–13-year-olds.  This new initiative is open to all schools and parents, designed to encourage students to continue ‘doing’ maths whilst having fun over the six-week summer holiday period (mid-July to the end …

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NFER and EEF publish interim findings on impact of Covid-19 on school closures

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published the interim findings from a study assessing the extent to which Key Stage 1 pupils’ attainment in reading and maths were impacted by partial school closures during the first national Covid-19 lockdown, and particularly the effect on disadvantaged pupils. This paper focuses on …

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The Scottish Football Association launches “Learning Through Football” initiative

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke and penalty-save hero David Marshall have given their backing to a new initiative which will enable thousands of children across the country to add Scotland’s UEFA EURO 2020 adventure to their studies. Learning Through Football, a classroom-based teaching resource, was launched at Miller Primary School …

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Education Select Committee Chair hails Ron Dearing UTC as flagship for future of learning

A leading education expert has hailed Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) as a flagship school and praised staff for transforming the lives of students. Robert Halfon, Chair of the Education Select Committee and Conservative MP for Harlow in Essex, took time out from his Parliamentary roles to visit Hull’s …

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Primary and secondary school programmes launched to engage pupils in Census 2021

The next generation is set to learn all about the census and how it benefits their local area as part of two new, engaging educational programmes launching this term. With just 6 months until the next census, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has developed a series of census-related lessons …

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