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17/04/18

The Trampoline Team thoroughly enjoyed meeting Olympic silver medalist in trampolining from the Rio 2016 Games. They were inspired to hear what it takes to become a history making Olympic athlete and to hold a real Olympic medal! https://t.co/8dTjsWKjIK

17/04/18

Thanks guys, appreciate the message 👏🏻 Always a pleasure playing you guys

15/04/18

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Teacher of Spanish required https://t.co/iZKRUlNFTd

15/04/18

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Teacher of ICT/ Computer Science required at https://t.co/WBAAC57f8M

15/04/18

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Teacher of Economics (KS4 and KS5) required https://t.co/A8G51Ji97u

05/04/18

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Head of KS5 Maths required at https://t.co/zemKF6xpQp

05/04/18

Ms Landman & Principal Ms Cumberbatch's latest newsletter from China https://t.co/ZnoGhpOWeY

05/04/18

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Lead Practitioner of English required at https://t.co/AK26L2MlGt

04/04/18

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Job hunting? is hiring https://t.co/GIQptCiNIG https://t.co/Iu0V5wyq5c

31/03/18

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Senior Leaders spend the Saturday cycling the ancient Xi’an city wall before the terracotta warriors tomorrow and lots of school visits on Monday and Tuesday. https://t.co/3hc4CP56Ha

31/03/18

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Do you love pure Maths or Physics? I need someone to lead my top mathematics classes post 16. Large Sixth Form cohort, ambitious students, ambitious school. 13 mins from London Bridge https://t.co/SjwKz5o76x https://t.co/Ks4L4ef5TA

31/03/18

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Job hunting? is hiring https://t.co/vmhVG1nliN https://t.co/xKpx8VdW08

31/03/18

We are looking to continue to expand our commitment to theatre arts & drama education. If you would like to work with children & lead the vision for drama in South London ask here. We are 13 mins from London Bridge & 4 minutes from Croydon East station.

31/03/18

Revision so critical during this Easter break. It's make or break time for many. The hours you put into your rehearsals & revision will pay off. June/July holidays v close. Good luck to all Year 11 & 13 https://t.co/dKCQQJ7RET

30/03/18

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A great first day visiting 2 schools with our senior delegation of representatives from and . https://t.co/lYLdGqg0jY

30/03/18

Ms Landman, Head of Academy, represents our school today at Xi'an Aizhi Middle School, China. Formalising our partnership with signing of memorandum of understanding https://t.co/sV8J1rTmzS

29/03/18

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Is this your favourite work of art? If so I want you to come and work with me to help share the beauty of high culture and low. Your next adventure ? https://t.co/7bzqfSKeeLhttps://t.co/vi2xA4iiCH

29/03/18

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More Than Able showcase 27th. Our ambassadors and students of Harris Academy speaking out against Special thanks to Cllr. , Executive Principal Mr. Soars and staff and deputy youth mayor https://t.co/NVyk9owaz4 https://t.co/yZ5AMt84si

29/03/18

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Are you a coding evangelist? Live near London Bridge? Take a look at your next adventure... https://t.co/i5gGoeBWC1 https://t.co/E58gwfOb7W

28/03/18

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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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