The Primary Advantage Maths programme is designed to support schools leaders in building upon good practice in their schools to ensure maths teaching and learning is of the highest quality and all children make at least good progress.
The PA package was developed by a group of practising teachers from the PA Federation and is rooted in current research based practice in mathematics teaching and learning. It aims to develop children’s conceptual understanding and skills proficiency and is underpinned by a strong commitment to problem solving, reasoning and fluency.
By engaging with the PA Maths Programme, teachers are demonstrating a commitment to sharing the values that underpin it, namely the belief that primary mathematics is a crucial phase in laying the foundations for lifelong numeracy skills. This drives the focus on conceptual understanding, skills proficiency, problem solving, reasoning and fluency which comprises the PA Maths Programme.
Through sharing our experiences with the wider primary community through the PA Maths Programme, we hope to make a positive contribution towards maths teaching and learning. Primary Advantage Maths has been used by over 100 primary schools, in Hackney, across London and beyond.
Schools new to the PA Maths programme will need to subscribe and become a PA Maths Member and take part in Core Training.
The Core Training is also available to schools that already use the PA Maths programme but have new Maths Leads or practitioners who would like to find out more about the programme’s rationale.
All schools that have undergone Core Training then have access to book teachers onto on range of PA Maths CPD.