In their own words
Our Maths — No Problem! journey
At SRS, our whole approach to teaching is based on ‘out of the box’ thinking. This maximises high-quality engagement with students at every level.
Our goal is to develop creative, independent thinkers who can easily adapt their knowledge to the ever-changing needs of the technological age. And being a large school — more than 4,000 pupils from Foundation Stage to Year 13 — meant we needed a consistent approach to teaching mathematics.
Maths — No Problem! has completely transformed how we teach maths. Through a strong focus on mastery, the children have developed deeper mathematical skill and fluency.
Before implementing the Maths – No Problem! Programme in September 2017, we invested in a two-day intensive inset programme. That was followed by a further development day in November 2017 where we reviewed and evaluated our initial rollout.
The training really helped clarify the approach and equipped our teachers with the needed skills and confidence. The workshop-based sessions looked in detail at ‘In Focus’ activities and how to use concrete materials during lessons. Teachers learned practical techniques and strategies for applying a problem-solving approach in the classroom.