Explore Number Partners

Number Partners volunteers support young people aged 7 to 14 years to improve attainment, confidence and motivation in numeracy. Regular interaction with volunteers helps young people  to develop interpersonal skills and provides a positive insight into the world of work and business. The scheme is flexible and can work alongside other numeracy initiatives to fit in with each school’s individual needs and approach.

Number Partners was set up in 2001 by Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership in East London. Reading Partners had already had a real impact in the borough so local schools welcomed additional support with numeracy. Number Partners saw such great success in Tower Hamlets that the programme was rolled out nationally and is now active across the UK.