Education Endowment Foundation subsidised 1stClass@Number 1 training

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) subsidised 1stClass@Number 1 programme commenced March 2022  

This EEF project is part of a wider DfE funded programme called the ‘Accelerator Fund’. As part of this project, schools can access evidence-based programmes at a subsidised rate. This programme is being subsidised through the Accelerator Fund because it has been independently evaluated by the EEF and has shown a positive impact on child outcomes.

Please find the Privacy notice for this project here

Call the Every Child Counts Team on 01695 657 133 or email for further details about 1stClass@Number 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the partners in the project?

The EEF is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement. It was founded in 2011 by The Sutton Trust.

Every Child Counts Is run on a not-for-profit basis by Edge Hill University and was set up with support from the Department for Education in 2008. It provides interventions to help children who struggle with numeracy of which 1stClass@Number 1 is one.

which schools are taking part in this EEF-subsidised training?

To take part in the programme schools must:

  • be located in one of the following School Commissioner Regions

The North, West Midlands or East Midlands & Humber

  • not be taking part in another EEF-subsidised scale-up in the current academic year. The other project scale-ups are

Embedding Formative Assessment, Reciprocal Reading, and Switch On Reading.

What does the subsidised training look like?

Local group training for new teaching assistants will be delivered by an ECC Trainer accredited by Edge Hill University.  1stClass@Number 1 training includes:

  • 6 half days for a teaching assistant or teacher (1 full day and 2 half days will be face to face and 2 half days will be online): how the intervention works, delivering it to children who struggle with mathematics & developing the TA’s own understanding of mathematics
  • a school Link Teacher attends for 2 half days, focusing on managing and evaluating 1stClass@Number 1 & sharing the lessons learned from it with colleagues.

Download further information here 1stClass@Number 1 – EEF subsidised programme

Contact the ECC team on 01695 657 133 or for more details.