Introductory training, susbcriber coaching and in-depth training

Number Sense Maths provides comprehensive training and support to ensure schools get the most out of the teaching programmes. Delivered over zoom, sessions are free unless a charge is stated. Upcoming sessions are shown below. To see a full list of training sessions currently bookable click here.

Introductory training (free, open to all)

If you are new to Number Sense Maths come to a live introductory training session to find out about the approach. The free, live session includes ~45 minutes on the principles of number sense and number fact teaching, an overview of the programme resources, and guidance on getting going with the programmes in in your school. There is an opportunity for questions and discussion at the end of the session for ~15 minutes (or more if needed). If you can't make a live session, you can watch two introductory videos that cover the main messages. Log in to the Teacher Portal and you will find them in the Teacher Guidance section (available to free members). Please note: the same material is reviewed in each session.

Subscriber coaching (free, subscribers only)

Our live subscriber coaching supports teachers/TAs who are using our programmes in school. Each session has ~30 mins on a specific theme or aspect of the programme, followed by ~30 mins live Q&A on any implementation questions you may have. Four sessions are held every long term (12 per year). Sessions are open to all teachers/TAs at subscribing schools but we advise attending introductory training before coming to coaching so you have got a basic understanding of the programmes. You can then use the coaching to improve your understanding and implementation.

Please note: The first half of the coaching session is recorded and uploaded to the Teacher Portal the day after the session. The second half of the session is not recorded so that attendees can speak freely in the live Q&A.

Implementing the Number Facts Fluency programme with fidelity

The EEF use the phrase 'active ingredients' to describe the desired principles, activities, interactions and behaviours which are likely to make an approach or intervention effective. In this session we will explain what we believe to be the active ingredients of the Number Facts Fluency programme and why, and provide a simple self evaluation tool to support you with identifying next steps in implementation.

Overview of the Early Years Number Sense resources

In this session we will explain the principles and progression within our Early Years Number Sense teaching resources. We will show how the teaching animations and associated guidance can form the spine for your number teaching in curriculum, or how you can use the resources to complement your existing curriculum. 

Mixed age classes

This session will review our suggested model for teaching mixed age classes, designed to be manageable for one adult and 30 children with no plate spinning required! It will cover working with just our factual fluency programme, and with both our programmes for those who have a Reception & Y1 class. We will unpick and explain the mixed age planning support provided for the programmes.​

In-depth training courses (per person charge, subscribers only)

The in-depth training courses provide an opportunity to discuss and learn about the research, pedagogy and principles behind systematic number sense and number fact teaching, and will help you to get the most out of the Number Sense Maths programmes. Teachers join a cohort of engaged teaching practitioners, sharing advice and support in the live training sessions and in the online community group. In-depth courses are open to all teachers/TAs at subscribing schools with the costs as shown below.

Early Years Number Sense

This one half-day training course supports schools to implement the Early Years Number Sense Programme effectively.

The following topics are covered:

  • Early concepts of number
  • Subitising
  • Composition of number
  • Planning number teaching in Reception (short, medium and long term planning)
  • Assessing number understanding in Reception
  • Support and challenge for all
  • How Early Years Number Sense leads into the KS1 curriculum

This training is predominantly for Reception practitioners; the pedagogical subject knowledge elements of the course are also relevant to nursery practitioners.

Course costs £45 + vat per person. Teachers/TAs at subscribing schools only.

 

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Number Facts Fluency

This two half-day training course supports schools to implement the Number Facts Fluency Programme effectively.

The following topics are covered:

  • Subitising & composition of number (Stages 1 and 2 of the NFF programme)
  • How to teach the strategies and facts (Stages 3, 4 and 5 of the NFF programme)
  • Applying facts ‘beyond the grids’ (Stage 6 of the programme)
  • Planning using the NFF programme
  • Structure and pedagogy of a number fact session
  • Assessing number fact fluency

This training is suitable for any teachers or TAs using the Number Fact Fluency programme, as well as maths subject leads and other school leaders.

Course costs £80 + vat per person. Teachers/TAs at subscribing schools only.

 

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Getting going webinars (free, open to all)

Getting going webinars are run in the Summer Term to support schools starting the programmes in the new academic year. 

Getting going webinar - Early Years

This 30 minute webinar reviews the guidance written to support launching and implementing the Early Years Number Sense programme. It also outlines and guides you through the actions we suggest taking to ensure all of your staff are ready and confident to start teaching the programme.

The webinar is designed for the staff member(s) who will be leading the implementation of Early Years Number Sense: the Early Years lead or Reception teacher.

These webinars take place in Summer 2. A recording of the Getting Going webinar from June/July 2022 is available in the 'Introduction to Programmes' section of the Teacher Portal. You will need a free login to access this.

Getting going webinar - Number Facts

This 30 minute webinar reviews the daily plans and guidance written to support launching and implementing the Number Facts Fluency programme. It also outlines and guides you through the actions we suggest taking to ensure all of your staff are ready and confident to start number fact teaching.

The webinar is designed for the staff member(s) who will be leading the implementation of Number Facts Fluency: the maths lead, KS1 lead, or other nominated lead.

These webinars take place in Summer 2. A recording of the Getting Going webinar from June/July 2022 is available in the 'Introduction to Programmes' section of the Teacher Portal. You will need a free login to access this.