Last reviewed on 19 December 2023
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Find out what to include in your maths or numeracy policy. See examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

Sarah Searle-Barnes, one of our associate education experts, helped us with this article.

What to include in your maths or numeracy policy

  • An opening statement highlighting the importance of maths
  • An explanation of what a maths learning environment should look like in your school
  • The learning strategies teachers use
  • How the curriculum is planned in the long term and short term
  • The role of parents/carers in learning inside and outside of school

Examples of maths policies

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Most secondary schools publish details of their curriculum intent, implementation overview and learning journey, rather than a policy.

Special schools 

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