Optima programmes have been researched extensively over the last 20 years (through over £2m of funding) and have been implemented by hundreds of teachers in mainstream classrooms. They are practicable, sustainable and have had a huge impact on children’s learning. Children (lower and higher achievers) typically make 12 months progress in reading in 6 months and schools consistently have their best ever SATs results at Key Stages 1 and 2 with Optima Maths. The full impact of Optima programmes has been reported in numerous books and articles in academic journals.
Optima programmes are now available online and can be used for teaching the whole class, small groups and individual pupils in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.