You have the power to make a difference

In this blog, Lisa Stroud – Lead Business Development Executive at Sparx – talks about some of the struggles that teachers are facing, the impact on their mental health and how we all have the power to make a difference.   As you are likely to be aware, Mental...

Let’s put the M back into STEM

In this blog, Andrew Blackie – Head of Partnerships at Sparx – talks about the increasing need to raise the profile of mathematics in relation to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). “Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them, they...
How do we tackle the problem of ‘maths anxiety’?

How do we tackle the problem of ‘maths anxiety’?

A new study from the University of Cambridge says that ‘maths anxiety’ is causing school children to suffer high anxiety, leading to poorer results in the subject. Dr Georgie Hart, our Education Director, believes the first step is to change the way we talk about...