Mathematics at Edmonton County School is taught by a dedicated and well-qualified, specialist team of 13 teachers. The Mathematics Faculty have a strong ethos of ‘Practice make Progress’ and have created a 5 year plan to build upon the work covered by pupils at primary schools, to develop students who are independent mathematical thinkers with strong Numerical fluency, Mathematical reasoning skills and Problem solving skills.
Head of Maths: Ms D Whyte
The Mathematics Faculty provide a stimulating environment to support students in developing their mathematical competency for both real life applications, as well as the skills required across subjects and for higher level learning.
The faculty is proud of the high quality maths education it provides. Our philosophy is that students learn mathematics most effectively by doing mathematics and our lessons are constructed with this in mind.
Features of high quality learning and teaching in our Maths Faculty include:
- Students developing secure skills in applying processes and understanding the purposes of the mathematical processes.
- Students learning in-depth to ensure full comprehension of the concepts, learning how to reflect and reason effectively.
- Teachers and students making imaginative, effective use of technologies, resources, and learning approaches, both inside and out of the classroom.
- Students who develop independent learning skills and maximise the resources available, both inside and out of the classroom
- Teachers and students placing the ideas and applications in relevant contexts
- Problem solving as an integral part of all learning and teaching in mathematics
In addition, we have a strong intervention program to support the needs of those students who have significant gaps in their knowledge at KS3, KS4 and KS5. Through clear direction, the department has consistently worked to improve our examination results over the years with the many students achieving top grades at GCSE and A Level.
Each maths classroom, equipped with whiteboard technology, gives students an enriching environment within which they can learn. Teaching and learning is enhanced using relevant mathematical websites, advanced calculators, and software such as GeoGebra and Desmos. The department is well resourced with textbooks and a range of relevant teaching materials.
The Mathematics Department prides itself in providing a warm, supportive working environment for its staff, making Edmonton County School a great place to both teach and learn mathematics.
The Maths Team
Ms D Whyte (Head of Maths Faculty)
Ms M Behjet (Deputy Head of Maths Faculty, KS4 Lead from Sept 2021)
Mr S Dhurmea (assistant KS4 Lead)
Mr S Alibagi (KS5 Lead)
Ms P Tilkidag (KS3 Lead)
Mr D Sabiiti (Numeracy coordinator & KS3 Interventions Coordinator)
Mr N Deniz (Able, Gifted & Talented Coordinator)
Ms S Makee (Heads of Faculty Co-ordinator)
Mr P Miller (Head of School)
Mr T Jeffrey
Mr B Musson
Mr E Oktay
Mr O Oluwawole
Activities and Highlights
Each year we have students entered for the UKMT national competitions at Junior and Intermediate level, with several students achieving a bronze, silver, or gold certificate.
The Mathematics Faculty welcomes visitors such as prospective trainee teachers and former students who have gone on to study maths at university. Links maintained with former students are invaluable to offer advice to current students and help with their university applications. The department continues to maintain strong working relationships with teacher training institutions and is a willing provider in training the maths teachers of tomorrow.