Last reviewed on 10 June 2021
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Find out what to include in your maths or numeracy policy. See examples of policies from a range of primary schools, secondary schools 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 in learning inside and outside of school

Examples of maths policies

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Special schools 


Sarah Searle-Barnes is a school governor. She has extensive experience of primary headship and performance management of staff.