Within our education settings we aim to foster an interest and enjoyment of mathematics and its use in the day to day world in which we live. Experience tells us that confidence with mathematics supports pupils in numerous ways with living in modern society. Pupils need mathematical skills in order to successfully manage their everyday lives, e.g. shopping, budgeting and money management.
Mathematical skills are important across the curriculum e.g. problem solving, data handling, use of spreadsheets, time management, use of maps and charts, measuring and design. Many pupils enjoy mathematics and achieve well. Maths is a core skill, essential for access to employment opportunities and further education.
Our pupils also have the opportunity to access a varied range of Mathematical problems to solve. This builds not only resilience but also a confidence in their own ability to be able to tackle a challenge. These are the skills that our pupils then take out into the world with them.