The Maths team comprises five teachers and a dedicated teaching assistant:
Mr Paul Evans (Head of Department)
Mrs Linda Masters (Numeracy Co-ordinator)
Mrs Michelle Pollington
Miss Jennie Locke
Mr Peter O'Brien
There is always an opportunity for students to get help with their Maths studies from any of the teachers in the department and we run regular lunchtime and after-school sessions to help. We also run numeracy interventions to assist students to get back on track with Maths.
What do students study?
Mathematics is studied by all students for three to four hours per week at Key Stage 3. Students are taught in ability sets after the third week of Year 7. We aim to put students in the set that will best suit their individual learning needs, thus ensuring that they are in an environment that helps them to explore the subject and gain confidence in the concepts that we discover.
In lessons, students will develop their skills in Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, and Data Handling. This follows a scheme of work designed to allow students to consolidate the basic skills they need, whilst challenging and extending their problem solving skills.
How are students assessed?
At the end of each term, students will be given a formal assessment test where progress and setting will be checked. The teacher will regularly indicate the level at which the student is working and provide feedback with suggestions for improvement.
Contact Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator, Dean Davis for further information: