IMC - Intervention in a Mastery Context



NW Maths Hub 3 in association with the Every Child Counts Team has now trained 74 primary schools involving 194 participants in the Intervention In a Mastery Context programme (IMC).

This involved the teacher and TA, associated with the same class supporting each other to diagnose the mathematical gaps that existed within their class and being taught how to ‘plug the gaps’. This intervention programme is written as a ‘Keep up not catch up’ intervention programme. As a result, the programme was ‘tweaked’ based on research and findings from previous cohorts. In the Autumn term of 2018-19 schools in Halton and 10 schools in Cheshire benefitted from this programme. This term we are extending the programme to Knowsley, Liverpool, Wirral and West Lancashire areas.  

The expectation of the programme:

The teacher and TA, working in the same year group, will attend ALL 3 days of face-to face training.
It is aimed at Y3, Y4 and Y5 teachers/TAs.
After each face-to face day the Teacher/TA will receive a ½ day release session to complete the diagnostic activities.
Select a class that has the highest % of children below age- related expectations
Ideally the TA will be strong and have some experience of delivering intervention, however this is not essential.


The cost of this entire programme is £400 which is heavily subsidised by Maths Hubs. This now includes 2x Maths PDL visits to your school and pre/post assessments.