Accelerating Learning In Mathematics

Accelerating Learning in Mathematics (ALiM) 2017

ALiM is an intervention available for Years 1 – 8. There are two intakes of ALIM per year. Schools will be in either intake 1 (terms 1-3) or intake 2 (terms 2-4).  Note: for the ALiM events only 2 per school may attend.

Each intake has the same structure:


Workshop 1

For the principal and mathematics leader

Evaluation and Self-Review. Review of strengths and needs, student achievement data, selection of teachers and student, overview of expectations and system supports.


Workshop 2

For the mathematics leader and the ALiM teacher

Planning. Planning the intervention, focusing on identifying key levers for improved mathematics teaching and learning.

The 15-week intervention itself takes place. The teacher provides supplementary support for a small group of 6-8 students who are below (and sometimes well below) the standard in mathematics. The teacher is supported by the SIT and mentor to inquire into their practice. 


Workshop 3

For the principal and ALiM teacher

Impact and Refocus. Review, reflection, reporting and forward planning. Reflect on the mentor support that was provided.


ALiM Events

For the events per term and online registration sites:

Term 1 

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4



Programme -  National Leaders  for Mathematics Interventions:

National Leader - ALiM Programme (and MST)
Fiona McDiarmid - 

National Leader - MST Programme 
Heather Lewis -

Programme - Regional Coordinators for Mathematics Interventions: 

Regional Coordinator - ALiM South Island, Canterbury, Marlborough, West Coast & Nelson
Kevin Hannah - 
Regional Coordinator - ALiM South Island - Otago & Southland
Marilyn Holmes - 

Regional Coordinator - Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Tauranga
Deb Reeves -

Regional Coordinator - Auckland, Tai Tokerau
Christine Hardie –

Regional Coordinator - Wellington, Wairapapa, Manawatu/Whanganui, Taranaki
Fiona McDiarmid -


MOE Workshops event management and administration:
Conference Innovators 


Registration entitlement

  • Registration is by invitation only.
  • Schools have been assigned meeting dates based on Cohort intake and Ministry designated geographical areas.  
  • Principals and teachers will be sent electronic invitations to register when designated registration sites are available. 
  • Please register by the deadline provided.
  • Travel and accommodation costs (if applicable) are for participating school staff only.
  • Please read the Guidelines for Attendees ( Inclusions / Exclusions) click here