Students across the UK will face the toughest test of their young lives so far later this year, when they face their SATS exams as Primary School life reaches its conclusion, one student from Wainwright Primary Academy has been given a boost in confidence thanks to Football in the Community’s Premier League Primary Stars maths interventions.
Year six pupil Tegan-Mai Quibell Cotman has been given a helping hand thanks to more dedicated learning time, as Football in the Community provided classroom support over the last six weeks – running simultaneously with PE provision for year six pupils.
Premier League Primary Stars coordinator Jordan Ferrer said “Tegan was really struggling with her maths six weeks ago, to the point she was starting to become really anxious and stressed about the forthcoming exams which was starting to affect her learning and concentration in other subjects.
“Whenever we deliver PL Primary Stars PE, we work simultaneously with the school’s teachers to provide classroom support – on this occasion they asked for support for Tegan and I’ve been blown away by the transformation in six weeks, it’s phenomenal how far she’s come.
“She was really struggling with decimals and fractions, especially diving and simplifying. When I first met Tegan she was very quiet and lacked confidence, but six weeks on she’s really grown and can now process information to work independently.”
Wainwright Primary Academy Year Six teacher Emma Stringfellow added “The impact Football in the Community has had on Tegan in particular has been fantastic, her confidence and ability has really developed and you can really see that in the approach she takes to maths work”
Football in the Community would like to wish Tegan, and her fellow students, the best of luck going into 2020 and completing their SATS exams.