Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School is proud to be taking part in Liverpool Counts Quality Mark (LCQM). The LCQM is part of a varied programme of strategies targeted at improving mathematics results for the city’s children.
The specific remit of the Quality Mark is to tackle the negative attitudes which may be prevalent in some areas of our broader society towards numeracy and Mathematics.
In Cardinal Heenan, we aim to challenge these widely held views and promote a culture where our pupils readily understand the impact good numeracy skills and mathematics qualifications can have on the social, financial, health and employment aspects of their lives.
We also aim to support teachers and other adults in our school to encourage pupils to make connections in their numeracy and mathematics lessons to real life contexts and with other areas of their school life. This is embedded across the school in all curriculum areas.
As a school, we recently took part in National Number Day raising money for the NSPCC; in total we raised £347.26. This was from all staff and students participating in Numeracy starters in all lessons across the school. Activities throughout the day that were a success include: ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’, ‘How long is the piece of string’, ‘Estimate the mean age of the maths department in months’ and the Form Class Grid of picking a number.
We are already seeing the positive impact of our work on the boys in our school.
Miss McCabe and Miss Tisdale Numeracy Co-ordinators
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