Strategic Planning & Numeracy

Why is Numeracy important for pupils at Coleg Y Cymunedol Y Dderwen?

We use Numeracy when we go shopping or plan a holiday, decide on a mortgage or decorate a room. Good numeracy is essential to us as parents helping our children learn, as patients understanding health information, as citizens making sense of statistics and economic news. Decisions in life are so often based on numerical information: to make the best choices, we need to be numerate.

In our exceedingly technical world, numeracy skills are becoming increasingly more significant and are hugely sought after by employers. An absence of mathematical confidence and poor numeracy skills are obstructions to employment as numeracy tests are increasingly becoming a routine part of the recruitment process.

At CCYD we aim to:

  • enable all children to achieve their full potential in Numeracy.
  • provide additional support for pupils that have below average Numeracy skills.
  • provide opportunities for pupils to apply their mathematical learning to a range of real-life contexts.
  • provide opportunities for pupils to use their numerical skills across the curriculum in all subjects areas.