We want our curriculum to provide a gateway to our students’ future choices and aspirations be it in further education or employment.
We want our curriculum to engage students’ curiosity about the mathematical world and the importance of numeracy and mathematics in the many aspects of life beyond school.
We want to build their confidence as citizens to make informed decisions throughout their lives.
We teach the core mathematical skills and knowledge required for students to achieve appropriate qualifications and also those functional mathematical skills applicable to life beyond school.
We engage students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) work both in the community and within the school, and work closely with careers advisors, colleges and employers as to possible careers students might pursue.
Learning approaches are inclusive and personalised to individual needs wherever possible. We endeavour to teach mathematical skills and knowledge using a real-life context and functional approaches. These include building a ‘maths outside the classroom’ element to lesson content and linking the maths curriculum and sequencing of lessons with other subjects in the school, particularly in Science, and school’s thematic approach. These approaches underpin the development of concepts and skills that support students to apply, analyse and evaluate core and functional mathematical knowledge and skills.