Schools chosen for new £60k strategy to improve maths

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Primary schools in Clare and Long Melford are to benefit from a “world-leading” plan to improve maths attainment.

The schools have been chosen for a £60,000 Suffolk County Council initiative that aims to improve the confidence of teachers in providing maths lessons.

It hopes that by providing peer review systems and world-leading approaches to lessons, it can improve teaching.

Chris Dale, vice-principal of Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill and the organiser of the collaboration, said: “What this project will deliver is a more structured approach to developing leadership across a number of schools.”

Councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education, said:“The most powerful way of establishing school improvement is to get teachers working with each other to raise the attainment of the pupils.”