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16/06/18

Former & Stanley Boys School school alumni playing brilliantly at moment in World Cup https://t.co/J0i2GYneLH

15/06/18

Very happy gold medalists in the 400, 800, and 1500m from the Post 16 Harris Federation Sports Day, where we were placed 3rd! https://t.co/lJMi6M5Tc4

14/06/18

Super Year 6 into 7 welcome evening tonight. Lovely to see all our families for September

13/06/18

Highlights from a brilliant sports day! Active Science (Green tie) took home the win! Well done to everyone who took part #🔥 https://t.co/eKpkeoKaU2

11/06/18

The Sixth Form CPFC Squad represented the Academy at a training session with Paul McGuinness last Friday. https://t.co/h720Rq20KP

09/06/18

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Big thanks to Doctor for giving up her time to come and speak to our students about working in healthcare https://t.co/tmSHGGVLKw

09/06/18

Thank you to for all their work in & around https://t.co/NrzZ9BoOns

08/06/18

Retweetd From Screen25

Special thank you to the super talented & for making Wednesday's screening of super special. It was a hoot! Don't forget to catch Festival throughout June & July for lots more lols. https://t.co/7xsUZDJLcq

06/06/18

Big thanks to Doctor for giving up her time to come and speak to our students about working in healthcare https://t.co/tmSHGGVLKw

04/06/18

Highlights from the Football tour to the Netherlands! Thanks and for an unforgettable experience https://t.co/rYLsBJ63wW

03/06/18

Retweetd From Daniel Thomas Gray

trending on Twitter like https://t.co/944tz0OQhG

03/06/18

Retweetd From Schools Week LIVE

“The children that I each are the most open-minded people I know.” says he was advised not to come out to his pupils as It would give them “more ammunition”. That just didn’t give them enough credit he says. https://t.co/5BkuR8bveo

02/06/18

Retweetd From David Weston

Great to have the support of hosting launch today. https://t.co/w0NO6WMyIW

30/05/18

Mr Gray is very happy to show everyone his appearance on today https://t.co/6eoheFBfkL

30/05/18

Retweetd From 5News

This gay teacher was advised not to reveal his sexuality - but last year he ignored that, coming out in front of a thousand pupils. He's launching a campaign for other teachers to do the same and to act as role models for young LGBT people. | https://t.co/IJpjupAeav

30/05/18

Retweetd From Soarpoints

very much inspired by vision & bravery to promote a culture and a world where all are able to be

30/05/18

Retweetd From Andy Pearce

Now published. It's high time we discussed the differences, distinctions & interrelations between teaching, learning & remembering. Full details here: https://t.co/j3BYDrlsCB https://t.co/QeziwN0Z0N

26/05/18

Retweetd From Young Croydon

William and Shea representing young people in Croydon about issues that face the community https://t.co/HxfjBacRnm

26/05/18

Retweetd From Shea Williams

Thornton Heath Youth Open Day! St Pauls Church, St Pauls Road https://t.co/woGxNUBCBk

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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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