Maths

Meet the Team

  • Miss R Webb – Head of Faculty
  • Miss K Smith – Associate Vice Principal/Teacher of Maths
  • Mr J Heather – Teacher of Maths
  • Mrs K Smith – Teacher of Maths
  • Miss C Reynolds – Teacher of Maths

The Maths department at Serlby Park Academy prides itself on being a welcoming and friendly department. We want all students to enter, and leave the corridor with a smile on their face.

The vision of the Maths department is to instil a “can do” attitude into every student. We provide all learners the opportunity to be the best that they can be through the delivery of engaging lessons. We promote independent learning, and guide students on how to improve at home through the use of Hegarty Maths and Sparx Maths. The Maths department also offer an enrichment session to complete their independent learning.

In collaboration with other Delta academies, we ensure that we achieve best practice across each key stage and topic. During Key Stage 3 students build upon skills they have learnt at Primary School. This is in preparation for them entering Key Stage 4, where they will enter a GCSE pathway. We ensure students are on the correct pathway and make necessary changes swiftly and diligently.

By the time students enter Year 11 they will have completed the entire range of topics at GCSE. This enables our teachers to prepare a very bespoke scheme of learning for our students. Schemes of work are created based on gaps in knowledge. We use a collaborative learning approach allowing students to improve their mathematical explanations.

Serlby Park Academy values in Maths

Community: Working in synergy to solve complex mathematical problems. Collaborative learning gives the opportunity to work with other pupils towards achieving an end goal.

Aspiration : We aim to give students the confidence to attempt problem solving tasks. Students can understand the importance of Mathematics within lots of vocational roles.

Resilience: Ensuring students adopt a “can do” approach and don’t give up. The importance of mistakes in maths is key. Mistakes can sometimes be the most important part of being able to solve maths problems.

Excellence: Encouraging students to take ownership towards becoming independent learners. Pupils are working towards being the best mathematician they can possibly be.