The aim of all Maths learning and teaching at The Nightingale Centre is to ensure that all of the students we teach are able to gain the highest level of qualification that they can during their time with us.
In the first instance students will follow the scheme of work from their mainstream school.
In other circumstances students will follow The Nightingale Centre scheme of work that will be adjusted to the needs of individual students and their timetables.
It therefore becomes very important to find the level of functioning of every student so that an appropriate, interesting and challenging curriculum can be put into place. This can range from basic numeracy skills to preparation for the new GCSE 1-9 examination.
Students who follow the Nightingale Centre’s curriculum will begin by building on the skills learnt in their primary school.
Essential number work lays the foundation for the other strands of the National Curriculum for mathematics: algebra, ratio, geometry and measures, probability and statistics.
Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have a wide range of starting points in terms of the maths content they have studied and the academic levels they have reached. Planning for lessons has to take account of this. We follow White Rose mathematics schemes of learning and each unit is differentiated to take account of the differing starting levels.
Students also follow the Renaissance Accelerated Maths programme and use Maths Watch resources to supplement their onsite maths lessons and their extended learning tasks.