Departments & Subjects

Our mission is to work with parents and the local community to provide a broad curriculum and a creative approach to learning. Our intent is to enable all students to fulfil their unique potential and make the world a better place through their informed choices and actions.

Our curriculum meets the requirements of national guidelines and explicitly intends to support students to become :
SCHOLARLY
LITERATE
NUMERATE
SAFE
RESILIENT
REFLECTIVE
INDEPENDANT
COLLABORATIVE
CREATIVE
PASSIONATE
ACHIEVER
AMBITIOUS
OUTWARD-LOOKING
TOLERANT
UNDERSTANDING

 

Maths

Mr King, Head of Department

“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics”

Paul Halmos

“Mathematics teaching is about making complicated concepts simple.”

 

Intent

We are incredibly passionate about our mathematics and strive for all students to reach their potential. Students are taught key mathematical concepts and then provided with a calm environment within which they can practice and master the skills. Students produce a large volume of work, with focus being paid to mathematical layout, presentation and storytelling.  Students are provided with a challenging and sequential scheme of work that ensures topics are taught in an order that allows appropriate progression.

Students will be following a pathway of work which will be challenging and include topics in a carefully considered sequence that ensures they are taught in an order that allows appropriate progression.  By the end of the journey through a pathway we want our students to be mathematically confident, literate and exam ready.

Students will leave The Arnewood School mathematically confident having enjoyed their maths lessons, being able to speak positively about the maths that they can now do.  They will take pride in their work, focusing on mathematical content and scholarly learning as well as, the presentation of their work, mathematical story telling and layout.