In their own words
Our Maths — No Problem! journey
At Nahda Academy, we value the development of inquiry, questioning and growing students into lifelong learners. In 2019–2020, developing and refining our mathematics curriculum has been a key goal in our School Plan.
We have been using Maths — No Problem! across our primary school since opening in 2018. A significant amount of whole-school professional learning time has been dedicated to training staff and refining the implementation of Maths — No Problem! We expect teachers to deliver pedagogical excellence for our students. Staff have been involved in collaborative planning, mentoring, observing each other teach, investigating Maths — No Problem! support materials, moderating students’ journaling, and more. This has helped to develop and refine teacher practice.
We’ve invested in developing our teachers’ pedagogical skills to implement Maths — No Problem! Our maths team are extremely active and lead regular and ongoing coaching and collaborative planning opportunities for the teaching team. At our school you see regular, focused professional dialogue happening between teachers about Mathematics as the norm. We have driven maths in many ways and celebrated students’ progress with staff, children and parents.
Teachers have particularly enjoyed the challenge of teacher journaling in different ways. Having read many articles and researched journaling in other schools, our teachers now have the skills to support children to grasp and experience journaling to its fullest potential.
Our school has enthusiastically backed teachers by investing in a wide range of practical resources to support student learning. This has ensured the conceptual understanding of our teaching has deepened the thinking and reasoning of our students. Teachers are extremely positive and share regular feedback with our maths team to ensure we promote good practice across our school.