Curriculum Intent – Mathematics and Numeracy

Our vision is to provide a high standard of teaching to all pupils in a safe and secure environment, to develop the numeracy capabilities that all students need to progress in life.  

Our aim is to provide the pupils with increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. Students are encouraged to engage in autonomous learning which enables them to become self-motivated and confident in their approach to mathematics. 

The curriculum in Maths for each Year group is based on a spiral curriculum which is part of a wider picture.  They are designed to be used according to the prior attainment of students at primary school.  A stage of work is a set of units that will make up the full year for those students on this path.      

The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on. 

After each unit of work, students will complete an end of unit assessment.  This will provide data on interventions as well as strengths and weaknesses of students.  These assessments will link to the Feedback and Assessment policy and will also link into staff CPD. 

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