Every Child Counts is a partnership between Edge Hill University and the Department for Education. It aims to enable the lowest attaining children in Years 1 to 6 and beyond (ages 6 – 13) in England to make greater progress towards expected levels of attainment in mathematics.
Every Child Counts aims to raise achievement in school mathematics at three levels, through:
1 – Intensive, Numbers Count™ intervention support given by a specialist teacher to children who have the greatest difficulties in mathematics, to enable them to make accelerated progress and catch up with their peers.
Numbers Count has been outstandingly successful since it was developed for Every Child Counts by Edge Hill University in 2008. Over 43,500 children have been supported, achieving over 15 month’s progress in 3 months. Lessons can be delivered individually or in small groups, to pupils in Key Stage 1, 2 or 3.
2 – Lighter touch 1stClass@Number™, intervention support given by a trained teaching assistant to children who have moderate difficulties in mathematics, to enable them to make accelerated progress and catch up with their peers It is delivered by a teaching assistant to a group of up to 4 children outside the classroom, in addition to daily class mathematics lessons.
In 2011-12, 8,000 children achieved an average of 10 months progress after 3 months of 1stClass@Number support.
3 – Wider support by the specialist Numbers Count teacher for the teaching and learning of mathematics across the whole school age range
Numbers Count Teachers are trained to help their colleagues. Schools use them to raise standards across the board in a variety of ways.
A valuable contribution to the Sandwell Early Numeracy Test – Revised pack has been made in collaboration with the Every Child Can Count (E.C.C.C.) team at Edgehill University and the Every Child a Chance Trust.
For further information regarding Every Child Counts contact:
Every Child Counts
Faculty of Education
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Tel: 01695 657133
Fax: 01695 584247