What is Maths like at St Augustine’s CE Academy?

At our school, the children are provided with a rich and varied maths curriculum. They are encouraged to use a wide range of equipment throughout their time here to support and consolidate their understanding of key mathematical concepts.


We support a Mastery approach that is intended to ensure key mathematical concepts are secure before moving on to new concepts. All children are challenged using a comprehensive problem solving and reasoning approach to Maths.


Reasoning about their maths learning is key and the children are encouraged to explain how they have reached their answers to maths problems.


We use a wide range of resources, including White Rose, the government’s maths initiative, which has been devised by a range of maths experts. We also use other resources, such as NRich, Oxford Owls and Classroom Secrets to ensure that the children get access to the best resources available and that the most and least able are both supported and challenged.


All children have access to online practise and support via Times Tables Rockstars. Through diagnostic tools within the websites, children work at their own pace with the aim of addressing misconceptions, plugging gaps and helping to move children forward.


We also believe that the children’s maths should have its foundations in the real world. This is particularly relevant when using money. The children handle money weekly to pay for tickets to enter our very popular cake raffle! They also handle money during fund raising events and the school council are responsible for counting the money and suggesting ways of spending it!


We also use our mathematical skills in other subjects. For example, we create timelines in history, collect data about weather and take measurements in Science.

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.