Numeracy / Maths

MathsAt Childwall Abbey School we provide a calm learning environment where the learning process is a priority for teachers and pupils to:

  • Realise and enjoy the role of mathematics in the real world and appreciate its role in society.
  • Experience aspects of cross curricular links, skills and themes which enhance the quality of the pupil’s education.

Mathematics is taught to all pupils from Year 6 to Year 14. We follow the national curriculum at levels appropriate to individual students, so they can reach their full potential and prepare for life after school. Pupils are taught as a mixed ability form group up until Year 10. In Year 10 the pupils are split into two groups according to their teacher assessed mathematics ability at the end of year 9.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 pupils are taught a tailored scheme of work based around The New National Curriculum.  Students are offered five, teacher lead, lessons per week and all lessons have at least one qualified, NVQ3, teaching assistant supporting the learning of students. One of these five lessons is a “Practical Maths lesson. These lessons include the practical elements of maths and how to apply maths to real life situations.

All pupils have individualised maths targets which the students and their designated learning support staff have personal copies of, enabling them to transfer their numeracy knowledge into other subject areas.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 pupils are split into ability groups, within their year group.  They are offered five teacher lead, lessons per week and all lessons have at least one qualified, NVQ3, teaching assistant supporting the learning of students.

All our students study towards externally accredited work at Entry level Certificate Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.  Our more able students, on completion of their Entry Level Certificate, study towards achieving Functional Skills Level 1 or Maths GCSE.

We also offer Functional skills Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 for our pupils who struggle with the demands at Entry Level Certificate.

Key Stage 5

All students develop their mathematics skills within their AoPE/ CoPE ASDAN life skills programme of study.

Students will progress onto the next level of maths, depending on their baseline assessment on entry to 6th form. All KS5, in addition to the new route as a result of their assessment, will work towards achieving a WJEC Maths Entry Pathways Certificate or Diploma.

Pupils and staff regularly use My Maths website which can be accessed at home to consolidate and further their learning. All pupils are allocated with login details and a password.

For further information on The New Mathematics National Curriculum please visit the Gov.uk website.


Mr I. Watkins – Numeracy/Maths Coordinator