Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. 

At James Bateman Middle School we strive to ensure that students: 

•          Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics

•          Are able to reason mathematically

•          Can solve problems by applying their mathematical skills.

We strive to foster positive can do attitudes and promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’ We believe all pupils can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through carefully sequenced steps. We encourage resilience and an acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in the process of learning and use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning. We aim to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.

James Bateman Middle School