This course aims to use sustainable simple strategies to reduce the attainment gap in maths. The course will focus on ways to improve students’ attitude, aspiration, behaviour and performance in the maths classroom. Packed with practical advice, strategies and how to understand the underlying problems, the course will allow you to reflect on your own classroom and begin to support disadvantaged students improve their learning and performance.


  • Engaging Passive learning
  • Active teaching methods
  • Develop problem solving skills for disadvantaged students
  • Helping students to become more confident in learning
  • Intervention in the lesson that works
COURSE DATE Online | Tuesday 08 December 5-6.30pm
Online | Thursday 19 December 5-6.30pm
  • Teachers, Heads of department, eager to use practical, feasible strategies to improve the attainment of disadvantaged students.
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


Session 1     

  • Introduction and welcome

Underachievement – identifying the problem

  • Where in the curriculum do disadvantaged perform poorly
  • What are the underlying issues behind underachievment

Teaching Strategies – equipping the students with tools to succeed

  • Use active teaching methods to engage students
  • Grouping students to develop problem solving skills
  • Teaching students revision and retrieval techniques
  • Resources to use in your classroom and where you can find more

Session 2     Thursday 19 December 5-6.30pm

Changing the cultures

  • Prioritizing students so they have a sense of belonging
  • Working with mentors in the maths classroom
  • Building students self esteem

Intervention that’s targeted and works

  • Progress and planning
  • Self assessment and evaluation


  • Review of key points
  • Reflection and next steps – how will you make changes and evaluate impact
  • Further discussion and Q and A

Santash Freebourne