Every Child Counts



At St. Matthew’s, we have multiple staff qualified in delivering effective ‘Every Child Counts’ Maths Interventions, for children who require additional support in this subject.

The programmes we currently have running are as follows:



Success @ Arithmetic: (Intervention for learners in Key Stage 2) – This is made up of two components – Number Sense and Calculation. A trained teaching assistant delivers up to 30 forty-minute sessions to a group of up to 3 learners, 3 times a week for 8 to 10 weeks, in addition to their normal Maths lessons. The sessions use number rods, bar modelling and written methods to build a complete mathematical picture, developing learners’ arithmetical fluency.

1st Class @ Number 1: (Intervention for learners in Key Stage 1) – This intervention is focused on the Year 1 objectives. The trained teaching assistant will usually work with a group of 4 children about 3 times a week for 10 weeks. The lessons are designed to be fun for the children, with lots of games and activities and discussion about the mathematics they are learning. The children will also have their daily maths lesson with their class teacher, who will work with the 1st Class @ Number 1 teaching assistant to plan the children’s work.

1st Class @ Number 2: (Intervention for learners in Key Stage 1) – This is a very similar programme to 1st Class @ Number 1 and it follows the same structure and overall theme. This intervention is focused towards the Year 2 curriculum.

With all the above programmes, children taking part complete a Standardised test at the start and end of the intervention to measure their progress.

Parental involvement is crucial to the success of these programmes, as children may bring home mathematics activities to practice and play.

Qualified ECC Staff:

Mrs Gibson is the Lead Teacher co-ordinating all programmes.
Miss Taylor delivers Success @ Arithmetic.
Mrs O’Reilly delivers 1st Class @ Number 1.
Mrs Wright delivers 1st Class @ Number 2.

If you would like to learn more about this program, how we deliver it or how it’s helped our school, please feel free to contact the programme lead, Mrs K Gibson.