Empower Active C.I.C ‘close the gap’ by delivering Maths on the Move, developed by teachers for teachers. It is a unique and innovative programme that uses the concept of active learning to enhance children’s confidence and attainment in maths.

MOTM is a sustainable and effective use of the PE and Sport Premium as this embeds physical activity into the school day. Or the Pupil premium to address the issue where maths results are lower than average in primary schools. 

The programme is suitable for all abilities and can be tailored to suit the individual requirements of your school.

Gifted and talented children benefit from booster sessions to reach the highest grades, while lower achieving pupils can improve their mathematical skills and confidence, benefiting from an alternative learning environment that’s proven to increase both confidence and ability.

As well as providing experienced educators and learning materials, Empower Active C.I.C also ensures every pupil receives a termly progress report.

This means you can track and monitor the quality of the programme as well as your pupils’ progress, which gives you invaluable evidence to justify and demonstrate your premium spends when Ofsted visit your school.

Watch the results evaluation by Dr Andy Daly-Smith


Many schools have found that Maths on the Move is a great way to utilise the Pupil Premium or the Primary PE and School Sports Premium.

Developed by teachers for teachers, Maths on the Move (MOTM) is a unique and innovative programme aligned with the national curriculum. Using physically active learning, MOTM enhances children’s confidence and attainment in maths.

Suitable for all abilities, the programme can be tailored to suit pupils’ individual requirements.

Use MOTM as an intervention programme to support lower achieving children or extend the learning of those who are gifted and talented. The results show that, whatever the pupil’s pre programme confidence level, it is boosted post programme. 

MOTM is a sustainable and effective use of the PE and Sport Premium. By embedding physical activity into the school day, the programme raises the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

Experienced educators deliver MOTM and learning materials are provided. An online portal and regular pupil reports enable progress to be continually tracked and monitored, essential for justifying premium spend to Ofsted

COVID-19 protocol 

We continually review our practices to make sure MOTM is safe and adheres to the latest government guidelines.

What changes have we made?

  • Resources required for each lesson are reduced to only those that are essential.
  • Sessions can take place outside where possible, and weather permitting!
  • Each child will also be given a personal whiteboard and pen in order to limit the sharing of resources (and the debates over who gets to write).
  • The MOTM platform has been reviewed and revised to allow educators to continue to provide reports and feedback to teachers on the children who take part.
  • We’re communicating with schools to discuss timetables and create risk assessments which are specific to your setting and in line with your policies.

Many schools have found that Maths on the Move is a great way to utilise the Pupil Premium or the Primary PE and School Sports Premium.

How do we know it works?

A six-week study conducted by academics from Leeds Beckett University has concluded that the MOTM programme both improves maths attainment and increases physical activity levels.



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Academic research proves that physical activity facilitates brain function through increased concentration, accuracy and efficiency – all of which are key components for success in maths.


Maths on the Move allows your pupils to view maths in a different way. The confidence gained through understanding maths in a physically active context pays dividends in the classroom.


Pupils are actively involved in each MOTM lesson – increasing the chance of retaining the knowledge gained and boosting engagement through memorable learning experiences.