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15/12/18

Our school support all efforts to promote hope, kindness, peaceable actions and right conduct - https://t.co/yDWUm40OuQ

13/12/18

Year 7 on their way back from Lille for the Christmas markets https://t.co/TquV2zSZet

13/12/18

Retweetd From CroydonSexualHealth

We have had a great week taking assemblies . Fabulous bunch of young people.

13/12/18

Did we win?

10/12/18

This Christmas our students remember and will raise money for those who might be without a place to sleep this holiday | Homelessness | https://t.co/cfcOK3Vqjn https://t.co/ExVed2Grzo

10/12/18

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10/12/18

HASN leaders receiving update on anti-radicalisation & anti-extremism online | what are the risks? https://t.co/tZadr9K0Jt

09/12/18

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

'Overwhelmed with the feedback - our governing body have given this a hearty round of applause at the Thursday governing body meeting last week.' How lovely to hear this from , a rightly proud Principal, at our newest Beacon School .

09/12/18

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Opinion: How to tell if your child is lonely https://t.co/cl9QpHq1AP

09/12/18

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If you’re under 25, save our Crisis Messenger number on your phone. If you’re having a mental health crisis text ‘YM’ to get support, any time of the day https://t.co/c9wphunxwu

07/12/18

Joyous Singing at Heavers Farm Primary where we sang to both the KS1 and KS2 assemblies to rapturous applause. Choir were soaking wet and thrown straight into singing. Their behaviour today matched their performance abilities. Outstanding. https://t.co/3nwRYUnRah

06/12/18

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Great to welcome our second school placement colleagues on today. Bespoke CPD led by middle and senior colleagues | https://t.co/dSpwQ8aABX

06/12/18

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What a warm and welcome to for our on second placement! Thank you & the senior team for making them feel so at home! https://t.co/di7HbYBM9L

06/12/18

Retweetd From RWBAHolocaust

Well done to on this achievement. Great to see another school taking education seriously.

06/12/18

Retweetd From Holocaust Education

We are proud to announce the Centre's 11th Beacon School: Congratulations . In Principal Soar & Mr Marshall-Hick the Academy enjoys leaders who value research & CPD, have a commitment to Holocaust T&L, proud of emerging specialism which impacts students. https://t.co/JNjo60gpJh

06/12/18

What a great day of rugby and networking at the between Oxford and Cambridge. Our year 12s are coming away well-informed of opportunities at both Universities. https://t.co/igtxAaxPiW

06/12/18

Our culture is for all students and all members of our team to work together READY RESPONSIVE RESPECTFUL https://t.co/1LSX1wMIOh

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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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