Learning Manager Mrs E Topliss.
Assistant Learning Manager Mrs A Ashley
Numeracy Coordinator Mr C Lewis
Teacher of Mathematics Mrs G Marubbi
Teacher of Mathematics Mrs C Rowlands
Teacher of Mathematics Mr T Clarke
Teacher of Mathematics Ms A Angel
Teaching Assistant Mrs T Jenkins
Why is Mathematics Important?
Mathematical literacy is an individual’s capacity to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgements and to use and engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual’s life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen. A numerate person is someone who can calculate accurately and effectively in a variety of contexts. A numerate person can also solve problems using logic.
This definition allows us to focus on improving numeracy skills and life outcomes for many people. It implies the essential skills needed for solving problems, processing information, making decisions and interpreting data. Being numerate is about appreciating number relationships and interpreting answers, and not just about doing calculations.
Mathematics at Key Stage 3
At KS3, students study a wide range of topics which begin to prepare them for their GCSE journey. They are grouped according to ability from the beginning of Year 7 and are assessed half termly with repair time being given to fill the gaps in their understanding.
We have 6 purpose built classrooms and an intervention room with a range of technologies including interactive whiteboards, kinaesthetic resources and practical equipment.
Our more able pupils, in addition to challenge in lessons, are stretched by participating in the UK Maths Challenge with the opportunity to enter competitions
promoting problem solving and team work and other mathematical enrichment activities. Pupils are also encouraged to complete our fortnightly Numeracy Challenges and participate in the weekly parallel challenges.