Since October 2015, Holtspur has been a lead primary school in developing new ways of improving pupil understanding, progress and attainment in Maths. Over the past few years, research has looked at ways that highly successful countries (often in the Far East) teach their pupils Maths. The Department for Education has brought together these ideas with best practice from England to develop a programme known as teaching for mastery. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/south-asian-method-of-teaching-maths-to-be-rolled-out-in-schools
This approach was trialled in two classes and is now rolled out across the school. This is a gradual process as our staff and pupils try out new ways of working and discover what is most effective, but as always, our focus is on achieving high standards of learning for all pupils.
Parent forums have been held to explain how we are using Maths Mastery to ensure our pupils achieve the three aims of the Primary Maths curriculum – fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Please see the power point below for more information.