TEEMUP Schools Study

Teaching Effective Early Mathematics and Understanding in Primary (TEEMUP) is looking for 100 state-funded primary schools in the East of England and bordering local authorities to take part in the TEEMUP study. This study evaluates whether the TEEMUP professional development improves children’s mathematical and self-regulation outcomes in Reception and Year 1.

Poor early years maths knowledge is linked to a greater likelihood of poor life outcomes. TEEMUP is a 2-year study, centered on evidence-based professional development designed to support the mathematical outcomes of children in Reception and Year 1. The TEEMUP professional development involves:

  • Face-to-face workshops
  • An online ‘knowledgebase’ (with additional resources, materials and discussion forums)
  • Coaching and mentoring offered in schools.

The study is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

Benefits for schools:

  • 50 schools will have fully funded access to the TEEMUP professional for during the project.
  • 50 schools will be offered the professional development at a much-reduced price at the end of the study, if it is found to be successful.
  • Teachers will be supported to enhance the mathematical intent, implementation and impact of mathematical teaching in their classrooms (Ofsted 2019).
  • All schools who take part receive £750 as a thank you for completing the evaluation elements of the study.

More details can be found in the TEEMUP Schools Study information sheet.