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Fair Education Alliance publishes report: Closing the attainment gap in maths

According to new research published today, children from less affluent backgrounds are more likely to underachieve in maths than their more advantaged peers.

The Fair Education Alliance's numeracy working group, co-chaired by Achievement for All and KPMG, have launched a new report showcasing primary schools and early years settings that are successfully driving improvements in children's outcomes and closing the #mathsgap in some of the poorest areas of England.

The report breaks down the development of good practice maths in schools, children’s centres, nurseries and childminders providing key development approaches to implement into your setting.

PACEY is a member of the Fair Education Alliance and was delighted to participate in the research, with contributions received from a wide number of PACEY members including Flutterbies Nursery, Rotherham and PACEY childminders Amanda King, Newquay; Carolyn Ince, Buckinghamshire; Charlotte Greeno, Cambridge (city); and Sue Smith, Ely. 

Read the full report here.

For more information and resources regarding mathematics and childhood development take a look at our spotlight on early maths