Online Training FAQs

Why online training?

There are two main reasons why we’re now providing online training.

  1. If you’re a small school or far away from our offices in West Yorkshire, online training is a more affordable way to get White Rose Maths professional development in your school.
  2. Many schools have experienced our face-to-face training and now want to keep it fresh in the minds of their team while also making it available for any new starters. Our online training will be a great accompaniment to the face-to-face training your team have already had, providing them with excellent refreshers that will help them consolidate their progress, develop further and sustain their positive impact in your school.

Each video is 2 – 3 minutes long, with plenty of opportunities to pause, discuss and reflect.

Each series contains approximately 10 videos and total running time is around 30 minutes.

The videos can be used flexibly depending on your situation and level of experience. For example, an individual teacher might want to work through the videos independently, either as new learning or as a refresher. Alternatively, the videos could be used in staff development for groups of teachers or even the whole staff. Whether for individuals or groups, you might want to use one video series at a time, or perhaps divide them into smaller chunks if you wish. The resource is fully flexible and you can adapt the pace and scheduling to your individual or group needs.

There’s a progress bar on the website which will show you where you’re up to and enable you to pick up from where you left off.

The annual subscription gives you access to all three series of Bar Modelling training videos as well as three accompanying workbooks, one per series.

Bar Modelling is a strategy for representing a mathematical question pictorially. It does not replace the need to ‘do the maths’, but helps children to understand basic concepts and to solve both simple and complex problems.

Bar Modelling is one of our most popular training courses and we’ve delivered it to thousands of teachers all over the world. The vast majority of teachers tell us that Bar Modelling has a significant effect on teaching and learning in their classrooms, so it made sense to start with this one first.

If you’ve already had some White Rose Maths Bar Modelling training, you won’t be disappointed with the new resource. This online content goes further, deeper and is a great way to refresh and extend your earlier Bar Modelling training, or as a catch-up for staff who may have joined the school later.

Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils. Often referred to as the concrete, representational, abstract framework, CPA was developed by American psychologist Jerome Bruner.

Concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are powerful teaching and learning tools when it comes to developing a deep conceptual understanding of the abstract notations. Within this course, also think about supporting the transition of pupils moving between using manipulatives to pictorial representations and abstract methods, including how and why these work effectively.

TTV stands for Thinking Through Variation. Variation is a key component of the teaching for mastery approach, and this course examines the aspects of variation we employ already in our day-to-day practice and how we can develop these further.

In this course we explore two types of variation in depth – conceptual and procedural. You will gain a clear awareness of the different types of knowledge and how this awareness can help when structuring mathematical tasks for children to explore. Through the use of variation, we discover how we can deepen pupils’ thinking skills and support them in coming to accurate generalisations that they can independently apply in various contexts.

Online training will never replace face-to-face training as there is always a time and a place for personal delivery. We’ll still offer face-to-face training for school teams who would prefer it. We’d generally recommend that you invest in both, especially if your staff turnover is high.

Bar Modelling: The three series cover content from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 3. They show the complete Bar Modelling journey and how the strategy can be developed from an early stage.

We believe it’s vital to appreciate the whole journey that each course takes and to understand how to build up from foundations. This is great for enhancing pedagogical knowledge and enabling learners to make connections throughout the curriculum.

The workbooks sit alongside the videos and act as a journal in which you can record your own notes, reflections and tasks. Symbols throughout the workbooks identify what to do before, during and after each video.

The B symbol indicates anything that should be done before starting the video.

The D symbol indicates anything that should be done during the video.

The pause symbol indicates any activities or tasks set during the video where you need to pause.

The A symbol indicates anything that should be done after the video.

Yes – individual access is only £10 and lasts for 12 months.

We’ve kept our prices as low as possible, and by basing licence prices on the number of users, we’ve also taken school size into account. You also have the option of purchasing individual access.

If you are a Multi Academy Trust or want to give wider access to more users (eg parents or students), then please contact one of the team for a bespoke quote and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Email

Yes – you can pay for the resources online and have immediate access. Unfortunately we cannot allow a ‘pay by invoice’ option to international schools.

We’re aiming to have online training available for our full JIGSAW package and potentially even more… Watch this space!