Mathematics

 

Teaching Staff:

 

Mr G Coleman                        Head of Faculty

Mr M Aftab                             Assistant Head of Faculty with responsibility for KS3

Mrs E Davis                           Teacher of Mathematics and Year Manager for Years 7 & 8

Mr J Amla                              Teacher of Mathematics with responsibility for External Activities

Ms R Fletcher                        Teacher of Mathematics

Mr D Griffiths                         Teacher of Mathematics

Mr F Hussain                         Teacher of Mathematics

Miss S Khan                          Teacher of Mathematics

Miss A Lee                            Teacher of Mathematics and Lead Teacher for Numeracy

Mrs A Leech                          Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs R Mahmood                     Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mr Parker                               Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Mathematics

 

This year has seen the best ever GCSE results in Mathematics – with 75% of our Year 11 students leaving school with a GCSE grade of A* to C.  This beats the previous best of 71% and is 13% above the national average. We are delighted for our students who worked so hard with our teaching staff to achieve the results they can justifiably be proud of and which will lay the foundations for future success.  Achievement in Mathematics will allow them access to both further study and equip them with skills vital in all employment sectors from manufacturing and industry through to professions in medicine, law, business and science

Building on this success, our aim is to continue to foster and promote student enjoyment, interest and confidence in Mathematics.  This is achieved through creative, innovative and supportive learning environments, active participation is positively encouraged via discussion, investigation and problem solving – key skills vital both for exam success and for life outside school. 

Our team of experienced teachers have classes across all abilities and the full age range – allowing clearly-defined focus on all levels of learning.  This ensures that each student is offered lessons in Mathematics that are suitable to their individual needs and requirements.  Student progress is constantly monitored and evaluated, allowing for the provision of early intervention so that each child is provided with the opportunity to realise their full potential. 

Teaching and Learning within the Mathematics Department is enhanced by dedicated ICT facilities to help stimulate curiosity and a desire to learn, with all students having access to interactive on-line learning environments.  All classrooms have an interactive touch screen whiteboard, allowing our teachers to present lessons with the very latest teaching resources available.

We provide our students with every opportunity to supplement their learning in our classrooms with after school revision sessions for Years 10 and 11 and weekly homework for all year groups.  Homework is also regularly set online so that children can practise their Maths skills at home. 

Students at Witton Park have successfully participated in the UK Junior Maths Challenge for many years and have been rewarded with Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates of Achievement.  We also continue to strengthen ties within the community regularly visiting primary schools or holding events within school, designed to provide an insight into how Mathematics is taught within our school.

If you require any further information or support from our Faculty please do not hesitate to contact Mr Coleman (telephone 01254 264551) who will be happy to assist you.