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15/01/21

Over 100 year 11 students attended a virtual careers Worksop from today. Engaging and inspiring!

14/01/21

We are so excited about the growth of DT at HASN. Fabulous opportunities for our students with the arrival of our brand new 3D printer and laser cutter! https://t.co/KB9jYIvbD3

11/01/21

A huge congratulations to Whitney and Keiran, our Bedrock Vocabulary champions this month!

11/01/21

This month, KS3 students at HASN are learning the following words with : distinguish, avail, desolate, astute, renounce and imperative.

19/12/20

Merry Christmas from our Beulah Hill Student Leaders! Today our student leaders handed over donations and hand crafted Christmas cards to Age UK Croydon. Thank you to all of Beulah teachers and students for their generosity. https://t.co/R49SIVfE4T

17/12/20

Retweetd From Your Croydon

We can all help to with a few simple steps. Don't take our word for it - these secondary students from across know the score. Huge thanks to , , and to all our schools for everything they do! https://t.co/xY0oW0Lf1C

10/12/20

This naughty Elf’s been causing mayhem at HASN this week https://t.co/8FSd8YGu74

10/12/20

And to our lovely NCS sixth formers for their efforts in collecting for the local food bank

10/12/20

Proud of our year 8s completing climbing wall challenges to raise money through magic radio for children facing poverty over Christmas

08/12/20

Beulah Hill’s Student Voice is spreading the Christmas cheer by collecting donations for Age Uk Croydon. If you see them, please dig deep! https://t.co/8Fgd1RFmTx

03/12/20

The HASN tree! https://t.co/JjoKFfdNur

20/11/20

Prospective Sixth Form Students - Please see our Virtual Open Evening Video https://t.co/2A0wM87jJn https://t.co/x9RmYHl9jk

13/11/20

Throwback to last Children In Need. Hopefully we can go singing with Pudsey again next year! https://t.co/ATWwoSRuGn

11/11/20

Our memorial board hangs with pride in the atrium. Lest we forget. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. https://t.co/2iV8YYBj6Q

23/10/20

The results are in. 10 merits and a distinction! Yet more fantastic results for our students in their graded music exams! Our 100% pass rate continues. Congrats to all the students and their teachers!

23/10/20

Retweetd From Croydon Libraries

There's still time to enter our Diverse Voices Instapoetry competition for 13-19yr olds. Click the link to find out more: https://t.co/yBiCO7RrWD. Stuck for inspiration? Croydon's Poet Laureate has made us some helpful videos: https://t.co/YbcwB3mWGb https://t.co/vIF9aFijwH

22/10/20

A reminder that our virtual open evening is available to view on our website: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm And you can now view a Q&A with our Principals here: https://t.co/33tnSDE5iV

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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.

Numeracy Policy can be found here

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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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