Saturday 21st October 2017

Mathematics is on the up and up

Liverpool Counts Quality Mark Update

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School is proud to be taking part in Liverpool Counts Quality Mark (LCQM) in Mathematics. The LCQM is part of a varied programme of strategies targeted at improving mathematics results for the city’s children. Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School are to be accredited on Tuesday 7th November 2017, and we are very hopeful of receiving at least a silver award.

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 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 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 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. Successful activities throughout the day included ‘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.

Further to this, we have developed a Numeracy Essentials guide that is now available for all staff and parents to help support our students. This is available to download from our website or a printed copy can be requested from the school if you wish.

In addition to the Number Days, we started ‘Liverpool Counts Days’ which we are going to rename as ‘Cardinal Heenan Count’ once we have a winner of our designed logo competition: this will take place after half-term. These days involve a quick numeracy starter for each lesson across the curriculum for years 7-10 and they take place once every half term.

We are already seeing the immensely positive impact of our work on the boys in our school, and a real improvement in the boys’ confidence in using numeracy and mathematics across the school curriculum.

Miss McCabe and Miss Tisdale
Numeracy Co-ordinators
September 2017

BIBLE QUOTE

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13

WORD OF THE WEEK

Skulduggery (noun)

"Dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery."

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

Mary, Mother of God

"Mary answered, 'I am the Lord's servant. Let everything you've said happen to me.' Then the angel left her."

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