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Our 1stClass@Number programmes

There are three 1stClass@Number programmes available to schools:

  • Becoming1stClass@Number for children who need further support to secure the Early Learning Goal for Number.
  • 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.
Child working on a maths worksheet task in the classroom.

Impact on achievement

Since being trained in 1stClass@Number 1 and 2, I have seen both of our Teaching Assistants in action and the children have responded so well. The training has been a huge benefit to them and the school team.

Mr Scott Tait Headteacher, Bishop Aldhelm’s C.E. Primary School, Poole

Thanks to the ECC Trainer for all her support on the course! It was valuable and gave me confidence throughout. I look forward to seeing the progress the children have made. The children and I have really enjoyed 1stClass@Number 1 – an intervention programme we can continue to use in school.

Mrs Julie Nembhard Teaching Assistant, Claremont Primary and Nursery School, Nottingham
  • Ready-made with detailed session guidance and extensive resources
  • Trained teaching assistant delivers up to 30 half-hour sessions to a group of up to four children, for 10 -15 weeks
  • Lessons focus on number and calculation, developing children’s mathematical understanding, communication and reasoning skills
  • Each topic starts with a simple assessment that helps the teaching assistant to tailor sessions to the children’s needs
  • Children continue to take part in their normal class mathematics lessons
  • Stimulating, enjoyable games and activities engage the children and build their confidence
  • The teaching assistant starts working with their group of pupils straight after the first training day

1stClass@Number intervention programmes aim to:

  • provide targeted use of the Pupil Premium
  • support the National Curriculum for Mathematics
  • raise mathematical attainment
  • increase enjoyment and engagement in mathematics
  • develop teaching assistants’ subject knowledge and wider effectiveness
  • provide detailed evidence of progress and impact.
  • Delivered by an accredited ECC Trainer
  • Training for teaching assistants – mathematical subject knowledge and pedagogy – adapting session plans to meet children’s needs
  • Training for a school Link Teacher, with the TA, – supporting, managing & evaluating 1stClass@Number
  • Interactive and easily adaptable session plans
  • Extensive ready-made resources that are organised for you topic by topic.
  • Online guidance and downloadable resources
  • Access to the ECC data system, providing detailed analyses of impact and children’s progress.
  • Phone and e-mail support from ECC and the Trainer
Contact a 1ˢᵗClass@Number Trainer

Further information

Accessing the training

Get in touch

For all general enquiries, please get in touch with the Every Child Counts team.