At All Saints CE Academy, our vision is to foster positive attitudes, curiosity and excitement for maths. Our aim is to encourage our children to have the confidence to tackle problems and to have the resilience to persevere. Children learn to see maths in the wider world and to make connections across the curriculum. We feel that it is important for children to achieve their full potential, regardless of ability, taking account of learning needs and preferred learning styles. We ensure that each child is a respected part of our school family and is loved and valued as one of God’s children.
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Our Maths curriculum is ambitious for all and prepares children for later life. It is planned coherently using White Rose. It supports the learning of all children.
Our experienced teachers present the subject matter clearly and with competence. They respond to the needs of all children and skillfully adapt their teaching to challenge or address misconceptions. Maths is related to real-life situations to give the children context.
Children have a detailed knowledge of Maths concepts, using acquired skills and knowledge and applying them to new learning. They speak positively about the subject and relish challenge.
What is Maths like at All Saints, Denstone?
At our school, the children are provided with a rich and varied Maths curriculum. They are encouraged to use a wide range of equipment throughout their time here to support and consolidate their understanding of key mathematical concepts.
We support a Mastery approach that is intended to ensure key mathematical concepts are secure before moving on to new concepts. All children are challenged using a comprehensive problem solving and reasoning approach to Maths.
Reasoning about their maths learning is key and the children are encouraged to explain how they have reached their answers to maths problems.
SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.