School gets £2,000 for one-to-one numeracy

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NUMERACY at a school in Leigh Park is getting a £1,966 boost that will fund one-to-one sessions for its first year intake.

Park Community School, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, is celebrating the Britannia grant, which they hope will give 11 and 12-year-olds stronger maths skills and confidence.

Sameena Rahman, maths teacher who applied for the support from Britannia, part of the Co-operative Bank, said: ‘We are over the moon!

‘The donation from Britannia will support the school’s continued emphasis on raising levels of attainment in maths.

‘The reaction from parents has also been fantastic – they too are aware of the importance of equipping young people with the skills and confidence needed to handle everyday mathematical situations encountered both inside and outside the classroom.’

Park Year 9 students have just successfully piloted a functional numeracy qualification that teaches maths through the theatre – by assembling a stage and planning the opening night of a play.