The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all learners:

Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that learners develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.


At Oakfield we endeavour to raise the achievement of all learners and learners by seeking to develop their numeracy skills by consistent and accurate application across the curriculum. To develop resilient learners who are empowered to become more independent in their daily lives through engaging and enjoyable lessons based on the teaching of Mastery.

“To teach mathematics for mastery is to teach with the highest expectations for every learner, so that their understanding is deepened, with the aim that they will be able to solve non-standard problems in unfamiliar contexts. (Maths

To continue to develop learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. To ensure learners follow an appropriate Pathway, set using KS2 results. To actively encourage mathematical risk-taking and creativity; challenging Learners to become independent and confident Mathematicians in the real world.

Key Stage 4/5

To inspire learners to gain accredited courses: Unit Awards, Entry Level Maths, Functional Skills Maths or GCSE Foundation Maths.