At William Barcroft Junior School we have been exploring the opportunities that open up to us when we work hard as mathematicians in school. Each year group have learnt about a famous mathematician from our fantastic entrance display. Year 3 pupils have explored the life of Ava Lovelace and her achievements, Year 4 pupils have learnt about Rosalind Franklin whilst years 5 and 6 investigated the lives of Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing. Children have been amazed at what can be achieved through being great at maths! Activities in school have included researching and creating a factfile, playing ‘tell me more’ and writing a letter in role to the Prime Minister.
We also have our very own William Barcrcoft example on our display. Mr Dawes was taught maths by Mrs Sargent as a pupil and is now our new year 3 teacher! He loved maths at school and went on to study it at university. Our children have been excitedly talking about their aspirations and what careers they might like to do linked to maths.
Our Multi Academy Trust is a family of schools, who are genuinely committed to collaborative working, sharing the same vision and values and placing children at the heart of every decision we take.
By working together, we will strive to create a genuine partnership that all of our pupils, staff, governors and wider stakeholders are proud to be part of.
We are child-centred, inclusive and ambitious. We expect everyone to act with integrity and be courteous, polite and kind at all times. We value our staff and invest extensively in training.
These values enable us to deliver a high-quality education that not only encourages curiosity, but equips our pupils with the academic outcomes, confidence, ambition and skills to contribute positively to our community and society in general.