Our Mathematics curriculum intent aims to ensure that all of our students can learn mathematics to the best of their ability and where all pupils’ needs are addressed positively and sensitively. Maths is for everyone; our curriculum covers the National Curriculum and is designed to inspire, engage and equip learners with the right skills to reach their future goals, whatever they may be. Our pedagogy underpins a positive approach to the teaching of maths for understanding, using a spiral curriculum based on universal learning principles. Learning is based on recapping, recalling and building on prior knowledge. When new concepts are explained, these are broken down into small connected and structured steps enabling students to apply their knowledge to a range of contexts. Our approach aims to see errors as a learning opportunity and to build resilience.
Our marking and feedback support our planning and addresses students’ misconceptions promptly. Weekly Maths surgeries and interventions are timely and effectively planned to support our students. Our curriculum supports numeracy across the school in all subjects. Students are made aware of future mathematical options in their education, including post-16 studies, supporting and advising them about Maths careers and future opportunities. Joining the Maths Challenge competitions and the Chess Club give our students cultural and collaborative opportunities, and develop their character, confidence and independence, so that they contribute positively to the life of the school, their local community and the wider environment.