Edge Hill University 1st Class

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Edge Hill University 1st Class

Edge Hill University 1st Class


This is the best programme we have ever had for teaching assistants. It was not only effective but children gained an enthusiasm for their maths work.

Niki di Palma, Deputy Head Teacher, Redlands Primary School, Tower Hamlets

Updated in line with the Mathematics National Curriculum. Contact your local provider for details of training.


  • provides targeted use of the Pupil Premium
  • supports the new National Curriculum for Mathematics
  • raises mathematical attainment
  • increases enjoyment and engagement in mathematics
  • develops teaching assistants’ subject knowledge and wider effectiveness
  • provides detailed evidence of progress and impact.

Two programmes are available to schools:

1stClass@Number 1 – for children who need further support at the level of the Year 1 curriculum.

1stClass@Number 2 – for children who need further support at the level of the Year 2 curriculum.



How Does it Work?

1stClass@Number comes ready-made with detailed session guidance and extensive resources. A specially trained teaching assistant delivers 30 half-hour sessions to a group of up to four children, for 12-15 weeks. The children continue to take part in their normal class mathematics lessons.

The lessons focus on number and calculation, developing children’s mathematical understanding, communication and reasoning skills.  A Post Office theme runs throughout, engaging children in real life contexts that are both stimulating and fun. Each topic starts with a simple assessment that helps the teaching assistant to tailor sessions to the children’s needs.

The teaching assistant starts working with their group of pupils straight after the first training day. Then the training runs alongside the implementation of the teaching programme, in that way the Teaching Assistant is trained topic by topic.



Watch the video below to find out more…

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