Numeracy

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Intent

For every pupil to have a deep understanding of numeracy preparing them for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Curriculum

Liverpool Counts Quality Mark for Numeracy
Lord Derby Academy are proud to be taking part in the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark for Numeracy programme.
The aims of the quality mark are:

  • To raise the profile of Numeracy
  • To change the culture of thinking around Numeracy
  • To make real-life connections with Numeracy
  • To understand how numeracy can affect life choices
  • To connect with other subjects
  • To share and celebrate the enjoyment of Numeracy


During Key Stage 3, pupils follow a bespoke curriculum which is designed to ensure fluency in all aspects of Numeracy while also developing problem solving skills. The curriculum is designed to allow pupils to investigate how Numeracy is linked to real-life concepts.

Click here for the KS3 Numeracy Scheme Overview.

During Key Stage 4, pupils are encouraged to build on the problem solving skills they have developed in Key Stage 3. The programme of study for Extra Maths at Key Stage 4 has been developed to allow pupils to build links between the different areas of the Mathematics curriculum.

Click here for the KS4 Extra Maths Scheme Overview.

Maths Courses/Revision Resources (Parents / Carers):

Courses available for Maths
Learn Direct, Free Maths courses – https://www.learndirect.com/upskilluk/free-maths
Free Online Maths Courses offered by Alison – https://alison.com/courses/math
Government courses – https://www.gov.uk/improve-english-maths-it-skills
The Skills Toolkit – https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

Revision resources for GCSE and A level
Corbett Maths – https://www.corbettmaths.com
Revision Maths (GCSE/A-level resources, Study advice) – https://revisionmaths.com/
Maths Bot (Revision resources) – https://mathsbot.com/

Finance Planning
Lloyds Financial Planning, Information for Parents/Children – https://www.lloydsbank.com/help-guidance/financial-planning-for-parents.html

National Numeracy Challenge
The National Numeracy Challenge is a free, online learning tool designed to help you improve your everyday Maths skills in manageable steps whilst building your confidence along the way.

Join the 280,000 other adults who have registered to find out their numeracy level. Click on the link to try it yourself today – https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/challenge

Faculty

Miss E Pope: Director of Mathematics, Associate Assistant Headteacher
Mrs N Speer: Head of Department
Mr J Starkey: Deputy Leader in Mathematics
Miss K Arends: Teacher of Mathematics, Leader of Numeracy
Miss J Ashby: Teacher of Mathematics, Year 10 Responsibility
Mr C Panther: Teacher of Mathematics, Year 8 Responsibility
Mr M Burgan: Teacher of Mathematics
Ms J Geddes: Teacher of Mathematics
Mr N Hart: Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs M Thomas: Teacher of Mathematics (Transition Groups)
Mrs M Zhang: Teacher of Mathematics
Mr I Downie: Teacher of Mathematics

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