Numeracy Policy

Numeracy is a fundamental life skill.


Being numerate involves developing a confidence and competence in using number that

allows individuals to solve problems, interpret and analyse information, make informed

decisions, function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society. It gives

increased opportunities within the world of work and sets down foundations which can be built upon through life-long learning.


Whilst Numeracy is a subset of Mathematics, it is a core skill which permeates all areas of

learning, allowing pupils the opportunity to access the wider curriculum.


Numerical skills can be consolidated and enhanced when pupils have opportunities to apply and develop them across the curriculum. Poor numerical skills hold back pupils’ progress and can lower their self-esteem. It is therefore important that all teachers look for opportunities to develop and reinforce numeracy skills within their own activities and through inter-disciplinary projects and studies.


The teaching of numeracy is the responsibility of all staff and the school’s approaches should be as consistent as possible across the curriculum.

All teachers should consider pupils’ ability to cope with the numerical demands of everyday life and provide opportunities to:


  • Handle number and measurement competently, mentally, orally and in writing
  • Use calculators accurately, effectively and appropriately
  • Interpret and use numerical and statistical data represented in a variety of ways.


Please have a look at our Numeracy Policy  for full details.

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