We adopt a ‘Teaching for Mastery’ ethos and vision in our maths teaching. This draws upon evidence and current research, led by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, into how maths is taught highly successfully in East Asia, particularly in Shanghai and Singapore.
In our maths lessons we nurture our pupils’ problem-solving and reasoning skills at the same time as their factual recall and numerical fluency: to put it in a nutshell, ‘the answer is only the beginning’. We want all our pupils to be excited and intrigued by maths and to love exploring not only the ‘how?’ and ‘what?’ questions but also ‘why?’, ‘why not?’ and ‘what if?’.
We are confident that through our Teaching for Mastery approach, not only are pupils likely to maximise their success in and their enjoyment of maths but they will also leave us with the strongest foundations on which they can build towards their future success in maths at GSCE and beyond.