We live in a time of extraordinary and accelerating change. The need to understand and be able to use mathematics in everyday life and in the workplace has never been greater and will continue to increase. It is therefore fundamentally important to ensure that all pupils have the best possible mathematics education. The Mathematics department is working diligently to improve every student’s academic achievement. We are committed to providing high-quality mathematics teaching, through an innovative and supportive environment, that will challenge students to be independent learners and help them develop core knowledge, sound reasoning, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills necessary to compete in a global society.
Departmental aims and ethos
- Have high expectations of all pupils and make efforts to drive students to realise their full potential.
- To teach effectively, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- To offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate pupils and demand their active participation.
- To differentiate effectively, so that all pupils are appropriately challenged.
- Incorporating technology into the classroom, facilitating a deep level of understanding, helping students make real connections between math and the real world.
- To smooth the transition for pupils between Key Stages.
- To encourage pupils to participate in competitions or any other enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum.
- To provide opportunities for students to explore mathematical ideas independently, in partnerships, small groups, and as a whole class