Reducing low achievement in mathematics through interventions

Every Child Counts has shown that interventions can have a great impact, both on children who struggle with mathematics and on the whole school. Nick Dowrick explains how

Many children struggle with mathematics. Every year, over 15% of English 11-year-olds are at least two years behind national expectations when they move on to secondary school. They face a difficult future.

What we know
● Interventions can be very effective for children who struggle with mathematics.
● They need good organization, liaison, flexibility, and monitoring.
● Staff who deliver them can have a wider impact beyond the interventions.

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February 2014