Raising attitudes and attainment in Maths using your PE and Sport funding

With Maths and Well-being being two national priorities, many schools are planning to use their October PE and Sport funding to introduce Active Maths lessons.

It’s where the journey began for me as a Deputy Headteacher. My year 6 children didn’t enjoy Maths and attainment was well below national averages. I used children’s love of movement and being active and introduced simple yet effective Active Maths lessons.

The impact was remarkable with regards to children’s love, confidence and enjoyment of Maths – which in turn lead to engagement and better attainment. In just under 12 months we rose to the top 2% of Maths results nationwide.

In wanting to share this approach with other teachers, I wrote and launched ‘Teach Active Maths’ – a website for Reception to Year 6 teachers with ideas on how to deliver Active Maths lessons – and better still easily do this alongside your White Rose or other planning materials.

It’s now made a difference in thousands of schools of children.

Steve Tindall, Headteacher of Holy Family School, recently saw his year 6 children benefit from Teach Active Maths – with 97% achieving expected level and 47% achieving greater depth (2023) - read the full story here

School budgets are so tight – which is why we are delighted to be endorsed as a good use of the ringfenced PE and Sport Funding.

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