Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (National Curriculum 2014)

The Cadmore End calculations policy has been written in conjunction with the Hamilton trust scheme adopted by the school in 2020.

The idea of this policy is to promote consistency throughout the whole school and strengthen assessment practise in maths. This whole-school strategy will continue to strengthen pupil’s own learning and assessment results.

Having a clear and consistent curriculum strategy throughout our school enables teachers to ensure that children are hearing consistent language and using progressive methods that build from one year to the next.

Our whole school approach facilitates teacher communication about objectives, assessment and children's achievement in every year group.