21st July 2020: Juniper Education has today announced a partnership with Complete Maths to provide schools with a lesson by lesson maths curriculum for Years 1 to 6 based on the mastery approach. The solution uses AI technology to help teachers identify pupils who may be struggling, or those needing more challenging work, then offers suggestions for extra support at the right level.
With only a small proportion of primary school teachers having mathematics as their specialist subject, Complete Maths offers teaching staff a wealth of pedagogical support to plan and deliver maths lessons and ensure every child gets the help they need to make good progress.
The partnership brings Complete Maths into Juniper’s existing offering of software and services used by more than 7,000 schools, which includes advanced pupil assessment tracking tools and an innovative management information system (MIS).
Gavin Freed, chairman of Juniper Education, said: “Schools want to put effective measures in place quickly to help their pupils catch up following the recent school closures. Based on the maths curriculum, Complete Maths will help teachers to get their pupils back on track with numeracy. The lesson ideas and resources the solution provides can save around 40%* in planning and assessment time, allowing teachers to focus on teaching and supporting their pupils.
“Our partnership with Complete Maths puts numeracy alongside literacy at the centre of our portfolio and provides teachers with everything they need to teach maths in the classroom.”
Based on ten years of research and designed by 42 mathematicians, the Complete Maths curriculum design team included one of the world-leading authorities on mastery and is well placed to support the 350,000 teachers leading maths lessons in the UK.
The solution tracks individual pupils through the activities set and uses AI technology to spot if a child needs extra support in a particular area of maths or suggests ideas to help stretch more gifted maths pupils.
Mark McCourt, CEO and founder of Complete Maths, said, “Juniper is a trusted name in the education sector. Through this partnership, we can fulfil our common goal to create an online eco-system of education solutions to make life better for teachers and deliver improved outcomes for pupils.”
Juniper Education’s aim is to increase the effectiveness of schools, improve outcomes for learners and enable teachers to teach. The organisation supports more than 7,000 primary and secondary schools with software to bring assessment, attendance, behaviour, pupil and staff data together into one system and supplies software for tracking pupil performance. Juniper Education provides services to assist schools with financial management, teacher training, HR, and school visits planning. Brands within the Juniper Education group include Target Tracker, OTrack, Maze Education, Classroom Monitor and Pupil Asset.
Complete Maths was created by La Salle Education, a UK based company dedicated to improving mathematics education. The company consists of leading experts in mathematics teaching and learning, having been responsible for some of the significant reforms in education in both the UK and overseas.
The company believes that the key to improvement is to understand the entire process from teaching, learning, assessing and development. This is why our approach ‘Complete Mathematics’ provides an environment for each of these phases.