The EEF is currently running a project to establish the larger scale efficacy of the Oxford University Working Memory (WM) and Working Memory + Arithmetic (WM+A) programmes.
This will build on previous smaller studies that show the programmes to be effective with promise for scaling up and 20 schools are to be recruited in the South West region to take part.
The programme is Teaching Assistant-led and teacher supported and involves the TA teaching 10 children one lesson a week in pairs, which is five hours of teaching time.
Schools applying should have at least 30 children in their Year 3 cohort.
Schools that are accepted into the project will then be randomly assigned either:
A place on the trial:
This will involve free training for a teacher and a Teaching Assistant, as well as free access to the materials needed to deliver it.
OR a place as a control group for the trial:
These schools will be given a cash grant, equal to the value of having to purchase the programme. This money can be used later to train a teacher and a Teaching Assistant on Working Memory (WM) and Working Memory + Arithmetic (WM+A) programmes, or can be spent at the school’s discretion.
How to Register
To register your interest please complete and return the registration form below as soon as possible.
The two days of training will commence in October 2021 in the Plymouth area.
For more information
Contact Andy Tynemouth | Primary Maths Adviser | Babcock LDP