Garratt Park School is committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all of its students, we want our students to be confident and capable in the use of numeracy to support their learning and in all areas of the curriculum and to acquire the skills necessary to help achieve success in further education, employment and adult life.
Personalised Numeracy Support is delivered to individual students or to small groups with similar needs. It is delivered to all year groups and to students of all ability levels during their math’s lessons.
We offer Catch Up Numeracy. It is a structured one-to-one intervention for learners who find numeracy difficult. It enables learners who struggle with numeracy to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing learners.
Students are identified in the following ways:
- Information from the maths coordinator
- Class teacher referral
- Students not achieving their target level in topic tests or exams
- Parental concern
- Students who are excelling in Maths.
Useful Resources for parents/carers
As with reading, try to make maths as much fun as possible - games, puzzles and jigsaws are a great way to start. It's also important to show how we use maths skills in our everyday lives and to involve your child in this.
Identifying problems and solving them can also help your child develop maths skills. If you see him or her puzzling over something, talk about the problem and try to work out the solution together.
Tips for helping your child to enjoy maths: