Maths

Mathematics Department at Crayford

Teacher

Position Held

Mr C Mugagga

Curriculum Director, Maths

Miss A Scott

Second in Charge / Maths Teacher

Mr J Emuchay Maths Lead Practioner
Mr R Royston Vice Principal / Maths Teacher

Mrs S Bhat

Maths Teacher

Mr D Dixon Maths Teacher

Mrs T Ogunlana

Maths Teacher

Mrs K Ohiafi Maternity/Second in Charge Maths Teacher
Mr S Opperman Maths Teacher

Aims of mathematics

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts;   
  • acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems;
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions;
  • comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programme of study for Key Stage 3 is organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should build on Key Stage 2 and connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge in science, geography, computing and other subjects.

 

Decisions about progression should be based on the security of pupils' understanding and their readiness to progress to the the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content in preparation for Key Stage 4. Those who are not sufficiently fluent should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.

Key Stage 4