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Numeracy

Mathematics Strategy

The aims of this strategy are based on the Count, Read, Succeed document. In Ballyholme Primary, we are aiming to:

  • Ensure that the key elements of mathematics; Number, Measures, Handling Data and Shape & Space are provided for across the curriculum.
  • Enable teachers to have a central role by undertaking robust tracking and monitoring of pupils’ work with a particular focus on identifying and addressing under achievements in maths.
  • Provide opportunities for teachers, in conjunction with the maths co-ordinators to share and learn from a good practice.
  • Provide an effective means for assessing pupil progress that will inform teaching and learning.
  • Promote policy of early intervention to address actual or potential under achievement.
  • Foster links with parents, families and communities to help them support their children.

 

 Priorities for Development

  • Responding to Data Analysis: Set targets based on outcomes.
  • Target and respond to under achievement within the middle band
  • Provide teacher support through resources and staff development days
  • Assessment: Plan regular assessment opportunities
  • Extra teacher support for Numeracy
  • Early invention developed to include P1 term 3

 

Actions

  1. Responding to Data Analysis

  • Use the information from P1 baseline assessment to inform planning.
  • Use the Numeracy progress Test P2.
  • NFER testing P3-7 in September.
  • Analysis of data: end of September, including dissemination to previous year groups.
  • Priorities identified and addressed.
  • Use of NINA in P4-7.

 

  1. Responding to Data Analysis

  • Use the information from P1 baseline assessment to inform planning.
  • Use the Numeracy progress Test P2.
  • NFER testing P3-7 in September.
  • Analysis of data: end of September, including dissemination to previous year groups.
  • Priorities identified and addressed.
  • Use of NINA in P4-7.

 

  1. Teacher Support

  • Develop early intervention in P1, term 3
  • Develop and extend the existing Numeracy Support Programme throughout the school.
  • Research the possibility of introducing the newly qualified teacher initiative which could be used to help support classroom teachers in targeting under-achievement

 

  1. Assessment

  • To plan for opportunities for assessment on a regular basis.
  • Develop assessment tasks based on Levels of Progression in Using Mathematics
  • Develop a shared understanding of levels through on going internal standardisation.
  • Further develop the use of AFL for Numeracy

 

Monitoring and Evaluating

This strategy will be monitored by the Maths Team, led by the co-ordinators who will examine long and medium term planning, observe lessons, carry out ‘Book Dips’, analyse data and ensure that appropriate teaching strategies are used.

The Maths co-ordinators will also monitor effective use of resources.

From the evidence available the Maths Team will evaluate the standards attained in maths on an on-going basis

 

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