We use numeracy every day of our lives, in cooking, shopping and various other activities. We do not always realise that we are using numeracy skills, but they are fundamental to day to day living. It is crucial that every student learns the numeracy skills that we need in the future so at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form we promote the use of numeracy across all subjects. In addition, each week many students carry out numeracy activities during morning registration time.
All students practice their numeracy skills weekly in their Maths lessons through Numeracy Ninjas and Maths Box Starters.
Students also carry out regular problem solving tasks which demonstrate and emphasise the need for numeracy in real life situations.
We encourage students within their vertical tutor group to draw on the expertise of others and seek help with areas of difficulty from their fellow tutees and sixth form students who have the opportunity to be Maths mentors with younger students to both support their mathematical skills, and to provide support and interest in maths to our younger students.