Miss S Guthrie -
Mr G Dordoy -
Mr L Danso -
Mathematics is a core and fundamental subject and our department is currently staffed with excellent teachers. Our aim is to support all students through what can be a very challenging and demanding course. All teachers are committed to providing opportunties for understanding and development and we pride ourselves on our ability to build positive relationships with students. We wish to ensure every student leaves Gaynes School equipped with the skills to flourish and meet the challenges of our ever-
Students are placed in ability groupings at the beginning of year 7 based on their entry data from primary schools and our own base-
Within the Maths department, we use a lot of formative assessment to tailor our teaching to the needs of our students. Summative assessments exist in line with the SoW and to prepare students for the examinations they will sit in year 11.
The Key Stage 3 assessment dates are as follows:
We use a variety of supportive resources within the department:
Collins Connect -
The department currently offers a 'Maths Clinic' which runs during Monday lunchtimes. Students can visit to gain extra support or to ask questions regarding homework or class activities. We also have selected 'Maths Prefects' who support younger students with their studies.
Maths Clinic is currently situated in Mrs Swindale's classroom.
All pupils are provided with exercise books in KS3 and KS4. We also provide studens with access to textbooks in the classroom and through Collins Connect online. It is expected that all students come prepared to every lesson and are ready to learn with the following equipment: pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, compass, protractor and scientific calculator. The casio range of calculators are reasonably priced and work effectively in each Key Stage, although others are available.