Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Catholic Primary School
What makes Our Lady's Bishop an Accredited School?
Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Catholic Primary is one of MNP’s early adopter schools having started the programme back in 2014. Their success has impacted more than just attainment within their walls. The general attitude towards mathematics in schools of the surrounding area has changed to one of interest and exploration.
They are constantly striving to improve their practice through constant reflection and evaluation and we’re proud to have had them with us for so long. We look forward to seeing where their drive for improvement takes them next.
School at a glance:
- Two form entry primary school 420~ children
- High performing school in South Liverpool
- Early adopter of Maths — No Problem! approach
- Rated by Ofsted as “Outstanding”
In their own words
Our Maths — No Problem! journey
We started our Maths journey in 2014, rolling out the use of MNP textbooks and workbooks to all year groups. We have successfully been running the approach now for four years.
The uptake was extremely positive and influential in terms of our teaching and learning, with the key principles having since been applied to many other areas of the curriculum.
We are particularly proud of the outstanding results for both staff and pupils, and know that this is due to a great understanding of the pedagogy and the hard work all the teachers did to get there. The standard of teaching and learning is now excellent with high attainment and subject confidence across all years.
We also recognised that in order for real change to impact our children’s learning we needed to involve our parents in the journey. This is why we included them in specialised training events, which were highly appreciated and very well-attended.
Maths — No Problem! in our school
The school heavily and continually invests in staff training. We recognise that this is the main way to improve our understanding and classroom delivery. Once we trained all of our staff members, we realised that we needed to continually revisit and refine our practise to keep improving, which is why we continue to train our staff and senior leaders.
In addition to this, over the past two years we have formed a cluster group of schools who get together termly (in year groups) to discuss and study elements of the MNP Scheme. These meetings are led by our Maths SLE who has attended numerous Maths — No Problem! CPD sessions and NW 3 Maths Hub SLE training sessions.
We continually invite Head teachers and Maths Leads to come in and observe lessons to find out more about the Maths Scheme. It’s important to us to become a beacon school for MNP in Liverpool and the wider area to share good practise. We hope to continue providing CPD and support for local schools on their MNP journey.