We want Hastings to be a centre of excellence for teaching maths, and children and young people to have the mathematical knowledge they need to be successful.
Why is this an issue?
- Technology in the workplace increasingly demands mathematical skills
- Achievement in maths is below the national average and pupils in Hastings made less progress in maths than their peers nationally
- Providing over £500,000 to improve teaching of maths using Maths Mastery, an approach to teaching maths that has been shown to successfully improve attainment
- Increasing the support of the Sussex Maths Hub to focus on maths in early years
- Supporting secondary schools with their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programmes through training from STEM Learning
- Improving the quality of maths teaching in further education through the University of Brighton and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP)
- Developing a network of great maths teachers in Hastings
- Working with employers to promote the importance of maths
Our targets for 2021
- Schools in Hastings to be expert in teaching maths for mastery approaches, as measured through evaluation surveys following the training of senior leaders, maths leaders and teachers
- Pupils in Hastings to be in the top half of the country in maths attainment at all key stages, with disadvantaged pupils making more progress than disadvantaged children nationally