Inspire Maths


Harriers Banbury Academy awarded Advocate School Status

Harriers Banbury Academy has been appointed as an Inspire Maths Advocate School as a result of demonstrating good teaching and learning of the Singapore approach in 2017.

Alex Pearson, Executive Principal said, “Inspire has built firm foundations with number for the children at Harriers, whilst embedding a deep understanding of mathematical concepts through the C-P-A approach.  We have seen great progress with the children's fluency of number and now recognise the importance of the spiral approach within the teacher’s guide.

The children are feeling much more confident and positive about their Maths lessons, as they are all achieving. The pupils are confident with discussing their learning, working in pairs; whilst using the correct language. Inspire has raised standards and enjoyment of maths across the school.”

Inspire Maths is a whole-school primary maths programme that provides everything you need to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics, and meet the higher expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum.

Inspire Maths Advocate Schools would be happy to welcome teachers from local schools during open mornings throughout the year, to observe their lessons and to see first-hand the impact Inspire Maths has had on results, and pupil engagement.

Sue Lowndes, Inspire Maths professional development lead for Oxford University Press says, “I am delighted that Harriers Banbury Academy has become an Inspire Maths Advocate School. It has been a pleasure to see how this school’s best practice in following the Singapore approach has developed the teaching and learning for staff and pupils.”

Find out more here: Oxford University Press Inspire Maths

The Banbury Guardian reported on our success. Read their news article here: Inspiring approach to maths all adds up

Inspiring Maths BG Article