Maths Review January 10th 2018
I met with Mr.C.Skett to discuss Maths across Key Stages 1 and 2. The aims of the meeting were to monitor children’s progress, identify any challenges, see how those challenges can be met and discuss any proposed action to ensure the school continues to move forward in this area.
School will track its data at two points throughout the year; the data considered at the meeting was collected at the end of the academic year 2016-17, further data will be available in February 2018 following which I can provide a further update.
There are currently no significant concerns. As of Summer 2017 over 90% of children in both key stages were working at the expected level or above. Whilst it appears more boys than girls are working towards the expected level, this is not a significant trend that would require intervention.
Significantly, the data for Key Stage 2 confirms the school is in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress made by children in Maths, and is therefore significantly above the national average.
Despite this the school does not intend to stand still. Further interventions have been put in place where deemed necessary, ensuring children are given the necessary tools and encouragement to develop their skills.
Mathletics, an online Maths programme, is already available to support children in their home learning, as well as the introduction of Times Table Rockstars. So far, this has received positive feedback from the children and the cost is minimal.
Moving forward, there are ongoing staff meetings, inset training, pupil discussions and lesson observations providing regular reviews to ensure children continue to be engaged.
Mrs W. Stevens