Why choose Winning With Numbers?

Winning With Numbers has been created by people who understand school leadership, curriculum design, teaching and learning and home-school links.  The Winning With Numbers platform provides engaging teaching videos and online questions that can be accessed in class and at home. When learning independently, children are able to easily access feedback and precision-pitched support. WWN is a fully-resourced platform designed specifically to be the perfect solution for a daily whole class session, intervention and homework.  Some WWN benefits:

Play 'Teach Me!' videos and Instructional Goal videos in class and at home.

Provide questions that are assessed online, with actionable feedback given instantly.

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Control crucial settings, such as time limits for response time.

Track progress with infographics showing positions of learners along the straight-line learning journey.

Learn from hundreds of professional development videos and share and discuss with others.

What we believe and who we are

Winning With Numbers is based on 4 fundamental beliefs:

  • We believe that basic number knowledge is best acquired through a systematic and synthetic construction, like phonics.
  • We believe that the biggest driver for success is the accuracy, detail and sophistication held within the sequence of learning.
  • We believe that explicit and direct instruction is the most efficient teaching strategy for this specific curriculum domain.
  • We believe that digital technologies provide a crucial role in maintaining a ‘high press’ on multi-part cognitive processing speed in the absence of face-to-face teaching.

Ben Harding

Ben is the WWN COO, co-founder and creator. He has great expertise in teaching number knowledge and in education technology. Having been headteacher of 3 schools, Ben went on to author numerous teaching books, work with Ofsted as a school inspector and has delivered number knowledge training to thousands of teachers internationally.

Bethan Harding MBE

Bethan is the WWN CEO and co-founder. She is a school leadership expert, previously an Estyn inspector and was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for Service to Education. Bethan has been a primary Headteacher and a co-principal in a 3-18 school. As a primary Headteacher her school was the first in Wales to be awarded 15 out of 15 excellent judgements by inspectors.

Hannah Taylor

Hannah is the WWN Director of Business and Finance. She has a Diploma in Business Management and has effectively led Support Services, Finances and HR within the education system and has developed strategic and operational plans in FE. Hannah is a confident public speaker, within her career and voluntary roles.

Wayne Harrison

Wayne sits on the WWN Advisory Board. He taught as a science teacher before completing a PhD at Durham University. He has previously developed two Ed-tech platforms focused on online peer tutoring for disadvantaged learners. Wayne is now the CEO of What Worked Education, an organisation dedicated to bridging the gap between research, teachers, and EdTech.

Kim Antoniou

Kim sits on the WWN Advisory Board. Kim is driven by her mission to enhance the world through innovative technology. She is the founder of Fonetti that is a platform that boosts children's oracy and fluency. Kim has also founded an award-winning food tech management platform.

Martin Bailey

Martin sits on the WWN Advisory Board. He has 25 years experience as a Primary School Teacher and Computing Subject Leader and is currently employed as a 'Digital Enrichment Leader'. Martin combines this role with that of running his own company (Animate to Educate), lecturing and advising.

Why WWN Exists

Winning With Numbers exists for 4 reasons:

  • WWN exists to improve the life chances of learners by providing them with learning experiences necessary for an early and super-efficient development of Number Knowledge automaticity.
  • WWN exists to provide teachers with instant access to the teaching sequences, strategies and blended-learning resources to act on the above beliefs and reduce workload.
  • WWN exists to provide school leaders with a high performing and continually strengthening, transparent system for securing essential Number Knowledge, eliminating variations within school.
  • WWN exists to empower parents to be highly productive facilitators in the process of their children acquiring Number Knowledge.

Let's discuss!

We like nothing more than talking about how to teach children number! If you'd like to discuss how WWN can impact on your numeracy outcomes, or have any further questions, then please contact us to arrange a call.

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The WWN sequence of learning is driven by globally recognised features of Great Teaching; Cognitive Load Theory, Retrieval Practice and Explicit Instruction. The creator of WWN, Ben Harding, can be booked for specialised number-fluency staff training, either in school or by video conference.

Ben and Bethan can also be booked for general consultancy work.

Enquire about training/consultancy

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Trust Improvement Lead, North East

I have been hugely impressed by the level of forensic thinking that sits behind WWN. It is far from a simple programme, but rather an approach that is rooted in robust evidence of how number can be taught in a way that is accessible to all pupils. WWN offers a cohesive and evidence-informed approach to teacher-development too. It is clear that WWN has been created by people who understand school leadership, curriculum design, teaching and learning.


Maths Leader, Dubai

Winning With Numbers is easy to use and it clearly shows progress in learning. It is helping to bridge gaps, challenge students and achieve targets in maths across the school. Students and parents are able to follow the learning journey and are eager to complete WINs. There is a real buzz at our school as students achieve their WINs, we are absolutely loving the WWN app! :)


Y3 Teacher, Cardiff

Anything by Ben gets my vote! It is great to see something that has been created by someone who understands children, teachers, workload and numeracy. Through Ben's expertise, I have improved my skills in teaching maths and he has made me want to teach maths rather than fear it. This is exactly what we want for children also.


Maths Leader, Harrogate

The Winning With Numbers training was fantastic, we learned so much and have been really inspired. I'm still blown away with how brilliant the platform is and I'm excited to be getting going with it. It has already made a big difference in our school.


Class Teacher, West Wales

What Ben doesn't know about maths and the way we teach it...!!! His huge amount of expertise and experience has been a game changer for the way we teach maths! His programme makes us think differently about maths and both staff and students now really enjoy teaching and learning in this key subject.


Tutor, Northumberland

I love the simplicity of Winning with Numbers - the focus on putting in place the small building blocks of mastering foundational maths skills, in a very ordered way. I also love how there are ways for a student to review a topic if they feel they need to; giving them some ownership of their learning. This programme is a great addition to my tutoring sessions.


Deputy Headteacher, London

WWN is a highly effective programme that is deeply rooted in the science of learning with the pay off that teacher workload is minimised. It ticks all the boxes! We have seen progress maximised in each session and within a few weeks of teaching WWN.


Home-Educator, South Wales

My daughter is really enjoying Winning With Numbers and it is showing me the gaps she has in her knowledge. It has been really good going back to fill the gaps. She loves getting the celebration videos when she does well. She smiles so much! I never thought it meant this much to her but it definitely does! I would definitely recommend.


Parent, Bridgend

My son is loving it! As a teacher, I know he is getting what he needs and it is great to have something my son can work through on his own. The timer is a really helpful option. He has first built his confidence and then we can add to the challenge by using the timer option. Thank you!


Tutor, Ireland

All the students I work with are loving Winning With Numbers and the 'Be the Expert' videos are brilliant for preparing me for each session.


Partners & Awards

Winning With Numbers works to collaborate with others to improve the life chances of young people.  Winning With Numbers is delighted to partner with some highly effective organisations .  If you would like to partner with us, please do get in touch.