Introduction

Staffing

Mathematics is taught by the following members of staff; 

Mrs C Mickleburgh Director of Teaching and Learning for Maths
Mrs B Stokes Maths / Head of Key Stage
Mr M Colquhoun Maths 
Mr M Logan Maths
Mr R Bury Maths / Second in Department
Mr S Mickleburgh Maths / Maths Tutor
Mr J Plant Maths 
Mr D Finch Maths / Assistant Head

The department teaches in six classrooms including our own computer suite. 

The department prides itself on teachers having their strengths matched with the needs of particular classes, and using these strengths to support each other’s continuing professional development.

Our Aims

  • To enable every pupil to develop within his/her capabilities, the mathematical skills and understanding required for adult life and for employment.
  • To provide every pupil with the Mathematics needed for the study of other subjects.
  • To encourage every pupil to develop his/her appreciation and enjoyment of Mathematics itself.
  • To develop a realisation of the role which Mathematics has played, is playing and will play in development of science, technology and our civilisation.
  • To ensure that every pupil is aware that Mathematics provides a powerful tool for organising, communicating and manipulating information.
  • To provide a foundation for Further Mathematical studies.
  • To develop the ability to apply knowledge and skills to familiar and new situations across the curriculum.
  • To develop the ability to organise and solve problems in a logical fashion and interpret the results in an appropriate manner.  

Purpose of Study

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history's most intriguing problems.  It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.  A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. 

National Curriculum Aims

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.