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Number Sense

Children and young people | Education and literacy

Where to find us

6 TOTNES WALK, London, N2 0AD

https://www.numbersense.org.uk/

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Organisation aims / mission / values

  • To provide one-to-one support to children in state primary schools
    who have fallen behind in maths.
    .
  • To train volunteers to work with children aged 6 to 8 to help them acquire skills, confidence and enjoyment in maths.
  • To grow to support as many schools and children as possible while retaining quality of delivery and impact.
Number Sense: Fun + skills = confidence

Number Sense: Fun + skills = confidence

How we deliver these aims

We are currently running a pilot scheme in 13 North London state schools, working with about 115 children. We are expanding to about 24 schools in September 2020 and will be looking for more in-school volunteers across Enfield, Barnet, Harrow, Brent, Camden, Islington, and Haringey, Our trained volunteers run one-to-one sessions with the children in school time but outside the classroom. They use mathematical games and and other techniques to help the children acquire and practice skills from the core National Curriculum. Feedback from teachers is that our intervention has generally had a strongly positive impact on the children's skills and confidence. In July, 2019 schools gave us a formal evaluation of each child's progress in maths over the year relative to his or her class. Of the children we worked with, 60% had "much better" or "noticeably better" progress.

Who benefits from our work

Children in years 2 and 3 of the state primary schools with which we work. At the start of the year, teachers select children for us to work with. The criteria are that they should be behind in maths from the previous year but performing to expectations in other areas..

Volunteer roles

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Mentor for volunteers tutoring maths in primary schools - North London

Number Sense

To provide one-to-one support to children in state primary schools
who have fallen behind in maths.
.

Location: Enfield Type: Individuals
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LIVE DURING LOCKDOWN Area Leader - for volunteers who support primary school children with maths

Number Sense

To provide one-to-one support to children in state primary schools
who have fallen behind in maths.
.

Location: Brent Type: Individuals

Location

6 TOTNES WALK, London, N2 0AD