Mathematics is essential in our everyday lives. Throughout the school, the application of mathematics to real life experiences encourages developing independent learners with a positive attitidue towards the subject. We provide a breadth of learning opportunities for pupils to build upon newly acquired skills and develop new ones. The maths curriculum is accessible to all pupils regardless of gender, race, cultural and social background. Pupils have the opportunity to succeed through a differentiated approach, whatever their individual needs may be. Achievement is celebrated across the school both in the classroom and in school assemblies.
Gosden House uses “Maths Makes Sense” throughout the school to develop the teaching and learning of maths. This is a unique whole-school maths programme. The teaching of “Maths Makes Sense” is supported by following the national curriculum, where relevant and appropriate.
In the early years maths is taught through play, and planning is based upon Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
In Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 we develop a more structured approach to the teaching of maths through “Maths Makes Sense” and the national curriculum.
In Key Stage 4, students follow a Functional Skills syllabus. This is designed to provide students with the mathematical skills for everyday life. They develop knowledge and understanding that will support their transition into the world beyond school. Where possible, students work towards achieving a WJEC mathematics qualification.