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Maths

Mr R James Lead Teacher of Maths
Mr N Middleton Assistant Lead Teacher of Maths
Mr R Gunn Lead Practitioner KS3 Achievement & Teacher of Maths
Mr S Dawe Director of KS4 Achievement & Teacher of Maths
Mr F Gissing Teacher of Maths
Mr D Hurst Teacher of Maths
Ms J Hayward Teacher of Maths

Mr J Parker

Teacher of Maths

The mathematics curriculum is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of mathematical principles and the ability and confidence to tackle problems using logical and mathematical approaches. It develops numeracy and mathematical literacy so that all of our students are equipped with the skills and understanding to function confidently in their future lives. The curriculum exposes our students to the rich and varied content and culture of mathematics, including the essential role of mathematics in the world around them. It explores the patterns, mysteries and beauty of mathematics to develop our students as enquiring and creative mathematicians.

Year 7 are initially placed into sets (1-6) depending on their Year 6 SAT scores achieved in the summer. They will again be tested in the first week of September. This will ensure that each pupil is placed in the correct ability group that will maximise the progress made here at PPS. Set changes can take place throughout the year and at any time without impacting other subjects. LSAs are deployed carefully to ensure SEN needs are catered for.

Pupils in KS3 will have Maths 7 times a fortnight and will follow a 3-tier tailored scheme of work (high/ middle or low) depending on the set that they are in. From year 9 pupils will have Maths 9 times a fortnight and follow a GCSE SOW, again with the top 3 sets following the higher SOW, whilst the other sets following foundation.

Class sizes at KS4 are usually lower than at KS3, with year 10 averaging 20 pupils per class and year 11 averaging 22 pupils.