Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students. Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education that provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At Priory Pembroke we strive to help our students become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. We actively encourage our students to be creative in their approach to problem solving, offering numerous alternatives at every opportunity, with the intent being to help develop a deeper understanding and create a passion for the subject.
We believe in helping our students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to function in society and in every day adult life. From managing expenses and savings, organising and planning a journey to estimating a bill when out for a meal and choosing the most suitable mortgage deal. We also place a high emphasis on careers, and where appropriate use future employment opportunities to contextualise the mathematics that we deliver.
By instilling our students with the best of what’s been thought and said in our discipline, and explaining the origins and history of the mathematics that we teach, we aim to foster curiosity, and develop cultural capital. We actively encourage our students to be creative in their approach to problem solving, offering numerous alternatives at every opportunity, with the intent being to help develop a deeper understanding and create a passion for the subject.
Through attaining positive outcomes, we continue to help provide the life chances that a good education and qualification in mathematics provides. Above all, we want our students to be confident in what they do and proud to be termed good mathematicians.
By using a problem solving, investigative and open-ended approach, pupils will have the opportunity to employ concepts and learnt knowledge to more complex problems and problems in context. Students are able to commit learnt knowledge to long term memory through spaced learning and low stakes testing which is built into the curriculum. The academic needs of each student are assessed through responsive teaching techniques and question level analysis and as a result any gap in knowledge or shortfall in skill is addressed in a timely manner. The curriculum is sequenced in such a way to ensure that all pre-cursors are taught before any new construct that requires them is introduced. Review of the curriculum is periodically carried out and is based around the performance of our students and current research into the effective teaching of mathematics.