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18/01/18

The Year 9 Netball team continue in their success to dominate their Netball League beating Norbury Manor 17-4! 💪🏻🏐

16/01/18

Working hard inside the gym, thanks to and for showing us the ropes! #🏋🏻#💪🏼#💪🏾 https://t.co/wXhQRSH9Uo

16/01/18

Massive thanks to everyone at for their warm hospitality. A brilliant insight into the world of professional rugby for our pupils. https://t.co/4YDCBOi67c

03/01/18

Happy New Year & welcome back to all our students on this blustery Wednesday! Be safe. Work hard. Strive to be the best scholar, citizen and ambassador of our academy.

19/12/17

"Hold back the river..." https://t.co/v1auSoP5jH

19/12/17

Some beautiful exciting things tonight https://t.co/CUaKVor2ku

19/12/17

Our Christmas Concert begins

19/12/17

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Ready for the PGCE Graduation https://t.co/kd1EhRiBaT

19/12/17

Penultimate day of term & preparations almost complete for our evening Christmas Concert

18/12/17

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The now traditional HEA Alumni group photo in front of the statuesque   tree! Thank you to them and their peers who led the second day event . You inspired us all! https://t.co/t5LsO6NEq6

18/12/17

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Our choir performed a selection of Christmas carols & some more popular repertoire from the Academy Choir. As the Earl and Countess entered we sang Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych. https://t.co/ecNoerlTy6

17/12/17

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Like We believe a child’s future should never be defined by their past. Whoever they are, and whatever their circumstances, we believe in them https://t.co/zSFUd6gPMo https://t.co/fBC1ltIbxA

17/12/17

Like We believe a child’s future should never be defined by their past. Whoever they are, and whatever their circumstances, we believe in them https://t.co/zSFUd6gPMo https://t.co/fBC1ltIbxA

16/12/17

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Carols by Candlelight at St Luke's West Norwood this Sunday at 6.30pm https://t.co/wIqWWx47ws

16/12/17

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NEW: STORMZY - BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE PT.2 FT. MNEK (OFFICIAL VIDEO) https://t.co/AEjLw9nuzj 🙏🏿❤️ https://t.co/ctmAtHuyED

15/12/17

Our choir performed a selection of Christmas carols & some more popular repertoire from the Academy Choir. As the Earl and Countess entered we sang Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych. https://t.co/ecNoerlTy6

15/12/17

Ms Landman leads the way on Christmas Jumper Day raising money for https://t.co/QqwCNjyA57

14/12/17

A wonderful night this evening watching our cast of Matilda perform for . Thank you for hosting. https://t.co/oSiMhznGpX

14/12/17

Mr Soar enjoyed his Executive Principal's breakfast this morning with Year 11 - and this was just his plate https://t.co/3I4BwrmnAm

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Numeracy

Our aim at the Academy is to develop and extend the Numeracy of all students in every area of the curriculum so that they become increasingly competent in number skills, problem solving skills and handling data skills. All students should be given opportunities to extend their Numeracy skills in a wide range of different contexts across the curriculum, such that they can transfer these skills to other subject areas and into the world of work. We recognise that all staff are teachers of Numeracy.

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What is Numeracy?

Numeracy is a proficiency, which is developed mainly in mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by:

  • counting and measuring
  • presented in graphs
  • diagrams
  • charts and tables.

We believe the development of numeracy skills is a basic entitlement for all pupils. Poor numeracy skills can hold back students’ progress, not just in Mathematics lessons, and can lower self-esteem. Improving these skills is a whole-academy matter.

Why is Numeracy important?

Everyone needs to be numerate to maximise their life chances and to make a positive contribution to society.

We want every student to reach a level of numeracy that allows them to follow the career or further education path of their choice when they leave us. We want them to reach a level of numeracy that enables them to realise their full potential and carry out day-to-day numerical tasks with ease.

Students at the academy experience numeracy in a range of subjects, not just Maths. From weighing ingredients in food technology to calculating average times in PE, all subjects aim to give students a grounding in numeracy.

Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.

Our Numeracy policy has been developed to inform both teachers and parents about strategies used for teaching key topics within the Mathematics Department.

Other departments and schools within the Academy use this policy to understand how topics are taught in Mathematics, meaning that the teaching of topics is more uniform and thus makes students  learning easier.

It is hoped that the use of the information provided in the links below will help you understand the way a number of key topics are taught to your children, making it easier for you to support them with their homework and, as a result, improve their progress.

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