Satisfying Government Requirements for Remote Education Provision with Complete Mathematics

Written by Josh George Sunday, 27 September 2020

Updated 11th January 2021

With the continued disruption to schools around the world, governments are setting out the type of provision institutions must put in place to prepare for pupil absences, as well as local or national lockdowns. As an example of requirements being outlined, you can find the full guidance for schools in England here.

Using this guidance as context, we wanted to explore how the Complete Mathematics platform satisfies remote education requirements.

If you are already a Complete Mathematics user, you can be confident in the suitability of your existing provision. If you are not with Complete Mathematics and are looking for a new platform to fulfil these, or similar, requirements for your institution then you can book in a conversation and demonstration with one of our School Support team.

We are always happy to talk through how Complete Mathematics might support your department and pupils, both in the current disruption and beyond, using existing or catch up funding to make a real impact on your school’s blended learning environment.

The Government Conditions:

Teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject so that pupils can progress through the school’s curriculum.

The Complete Mathematics curriculum is a single, continuous, coherent and fully supported learning journey through school mathematics. Assign your bespoke scheme of work to each class to follow and track progression throughout each year. Plan lessons to be accessed by pupils both ahead of time, on the day, and retrospectively as desired.

A classes scheme of work progress with next recommended objective for planning
Select a digital platform for remote education provision that will be used consistently across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback and make sure staff are trained and confident in its use.

One single subscription includes unlimited teacher and pupil accounts, for full and unrestricted access across your institution. The platform is used for planning, teaching, assessing, feedback and reporting, and we offer a free department-wide training session for all subscriber institutions, ontop of the ongoing support available with our knowledge base and live chat.

Complete access for all teachers, classes, and pupils in your institution.
Overcome barriers to digital access for pupils by providing printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, to structure learning, supplemented with other forms of communication to keep pupils on track or answer questions about work.

All worksheets, quizzes, and tests can be downloaded and printed. Completed offline work can be added to the platform to retain full tracking of submissions, and inclusion of results into the platform analytics.

Downloading a quiz for printing
Have systems for checking, daily, whether pupils are engaging with their work, and work with families to rapidly identify effective solutions where engagement is a concern.

Along with live tracking of viewing and completion of assigned work in each lesson, the platform includes pupil lesson objective progression judgement for each piece of learning, based on the pupil's regular checking of I Can statements.

Use your pupils activity on assigned work to inform your own judgements on progression.
Identify a named senior leader with overarching responsibility for the quality and delivery of remote education, including that provision meets expectations for remote education.

Each account has a lead user, along with manager and teacher permissions to give a schools senior leadership team full oversight.

Across the platform there are reporting tools to enable senior leadership to assess impact and progression across classes, cohorts, and pupil groups.

When teaching pupils remotely, we expect schools to set meaningful and ambitious work each day in an appropriate range of subjects.

Build your lesson plans and assign work for your pupils to access online. Monitor, track, and feedback on submissions remotely. Set specific work for particular pupil groups within classes including high-attaining pupils or intervention groups. Plus, generate bespoke quizzes to provide personalised, automated remediation activities based on each pupil’s results.

Assigned and trackable classwork and homework for whole classes or pupil groups.
Plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school.

Use the same continuous timetable, seamlessly transitioning between in-school or at-home learning, preparing lessons and quizzes in the same space for pupils to access in a familiar way, at a familiar time. Use the same continuous learning journey, no matter the disruption in environment.

One consistent timetable, to follow each scheduled maths lesson at-home or in-school.
Providing frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher or through high-quality curriculum resources or videos.

Each granular objective in Complete Mathematics is supported by: an overview and context, common misconceptions, example questions with worked solutions, key learning points, models, didactics, resources, & linked tutorial videos. These materials are specific to each granule, and there are 1800+ objectives across the whole journey. Choose which objective(s) you want to teach in a lesson, and pick the materials you want to include in your teaching, fully accessible to pupils on their side of the platform.

Each granular objective is full of supporting materials and teaching resources.
Providing opportunities for interactivity, including questioning, eliciting and reflective discussion.

In an assignment activity summary teachers can see whether pupils have viewed, submitted, reflected upon, or got in touch about each piece of assigned work.

Both pupils and teachers can start a discussion around an assignment, to request help, offer feedback or otherwise.

Providing scaffolded practice and opportunities to apply new knowledge.

Regular quizzes collating recently taught ideas for recall and application, followed by further, unlimited, dynamic pupil quizzes based on any of the objectives covered for additional practice.

Personalised pupil remediation guidance following each quiz.
Enabling pupils to receive timely and frequent feedback on how to progress, using digitally-facilitated or whole-class feedback where appropriate.

The platform facilitates teacher feedback on assignments as well as discussions between teacher and pupil.

Additionally, following quizzes and tests the platform displays results feedback for pupils, summarising the assessed topics of mathematics and which might be the priority for improvement.

Using assessment to ensure teaching is responsive to pupils’ needs and addresses any critical gaps in pupils’ knowledge.

Generate weekly, low-stakes, formative quizzes based on recently taught content, automatically marked and showing you in real time how successfully each idea has been grasped. Analysis of all previous results data highlights the key recently taught objectives that are not yet secure and require further teaching before moving forward, so you can add these objectives to your next maths lessons. Pupils can access immediate remediation guidance on each objective they have struggled with within each quiz taken, with opportunity to learn and practice beyond their lessons.

Inform your next teaching with recent quiz results, with insecure objectives highlighted for you.
Avoiding an over-reliance on long-term projects or internet research activities.

Complete Mathematics breaks mathematics down into granular objectives and supports the teaching and learning of each granule with specific support materials, examples questions, and questions.

The Complete Mathematics Curriculum, complete with resources and tutorial videos.
We expect schools to consider these expectations in relation to the pupils’ age, stage of development or special educational needs, for example where this would place significant demands on parents’ help or support.

Complete Mathematics covers all of school mathematics from Primary to Further Education and is fluid to each pupils stage of mathematical maturation. Each pupils MathsAge progression is tracked, with bespoke guidance available for each pupil at every point.

The platform can be implemented through teacher direction, independent pupil use, as well as assisted by parents or tutors.

Recognise that younger pupils and some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support and so schools should work with families to deliver a broad and ambitious curriculum.

All users can login from home and have access to the entire journey of the school mathematics, with digital manipulatives embedded to explore mathematics at an accessible level, on any device.

Accessible, digital Manipulatives on the platform.

If you would like to learn more about the Complete Mathematics platform and subscription then don't hesitate to get in touch. You can book a demo here, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be happy to answer any queries you have.

About the Author

Josh George

Josh is our School Support Team Leader at La Salle Education.

Our School Support team work closely with prospective and current Complete Mathematics users, in departments and schools across the UK and beyond, to introduce, onboard, and impactfully embed the Complete Mathematics platform and subscription.

Check out our blog posts for some investigations into the Complete Mathematics platform, and book in a free demonstration with one of the team here:

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