Our Y9 and Y10 Football Team enjoyed their coaching session at . Thank you so much for an inspiring afternoon!⚽️


The Youth Parliament results are in! A huge congratulations to Maryam and Tasnia who were elected. 👏👏👏👏


🧵Thread on our wonderful accountability assembly last week on A packed house of 500+, meaningful commitments made, relationships built, and dozens leaders developed. Democracy in action. 📸 (1/25)


We shared powerful poetry about the importance of mental health . A privilege to to be part of such an inspirational community 💫#mentalhealthmatters


Our brilliant Mental Health Ambassadors influencing decision makers at to prioritise and resource mental health support. So proud of their active citizenship! 👏


Celebrating Black History Month in our Food department means baking delicious Jamaican patties from scratch! Delicious! 😋


Celebrating World Mental Health Day 'mental health is a universal human right!' Our MH Ambassadors led mindful colouring, treasure hunt, black history month mindful colouring with Ms Thompson, skipping on the field and check in's with Mr Oviri.


Y7 loved their trip to Harry Potter World today. This brought to life the magic of their 'Fantasy' unit in English 🧙‍♂️💫


Our Art students loved their residential to Amsterdam. Highlights included the Rijksmuseum, Anne Franks House, Van Gogh Museum and MOCA the contemporary art gallery as well as an art walking and sketching tour and a canal trip 🎨


Amazing day at Dulwich Picture Gallery for our P16 students. High praise from the gallery director for their research and presentations 👏 Well done!


Getting ready to welcome more families. For more information and sign up, please see our website


Excited to welcome our new students and their families this evening. Our bookshop is open 📖 Sign up for our Open Events here;


Our Y11 gardening club enjoying the fruits of their hard work. Look at this impressive harvest! Hard work pays of!


Supporting our brilliant students running for UK Youth Parliament. The leaders of tomorrow 💫


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Brilliant after school session with Studio Lenca. We are so excited to contribute to the new and exciting exhibition! 💫


Join our brilliant art students who will be sharing their collaboration with Lauren Jenkins at Peckham Festival this Saturday 16th September. Find us in the Community Hub, Bussey Building, Peckham. See you there! 💫


Congratulations to our GCSE Class of 2023 for their exceptional results. We could not be prouder of your achievements! 💫🌟


Huge congratulations to all our exceptional students on their A Level results today. We are beyond proud of you and wish you every success for the future 💫


Our students received their final assignment grades for their dissertations . We are so proud of your hard work! 🌟

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Numeracy at HGAED

We are committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all our students, enabling them to develop the ability to use numeracy skills effectively in all areas of the curriculum, and also develop the skills necessary to cope confidently with the demands of further education, employment and adult life.

Numeracy is a proficiency that is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. Numeracy involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures.

Poor numeracy skills hold back pupils’ progress and can lower their self-esteem. Numeracy skills can be consolidated and enhanced when pupils have opportunities to apply them across the curriculum.

Numeracy 1The growing need for numeracy

Our need for a good level of numeracy only increases as we get older. When we start thinking about mortgages, the financial implications of borrowing money, interest rates and pensions it's essential that we're numerate enough to make informed decisions. 

So many of the important decisions we must make as adults are based on numbers. This means that people who are not confident and capable with numbers are estimated to be worse off than those with good numeracy skills. A report in 2014 for National Numeracy by Pro Bono Economics found that the average cost to individuals with poor numeracy is £460 a year.

Our approach

To support numeracy within the curriculum:

  • Students take part in weekly numeracy problems in coaching time (Numeracy Ninjas).
  • Opportunities to practise numeracy are planned into schemes of work across the curriculum.
  • Students take part in National Numeracy Day in May and other numeracy focused events including the celebration of Pi Day.

Intervention programme

We offer additional support to students to help them improve their numeracy across Year 7-11. The need of the individual determines the type of support they receive, as detailed below:

  • KS3 Morning Maths – small group support focused on those students with specific difficulties relating to numeracy (takes place in inclusion)
  • KS4 Morning Maths – small group support focused on those students with specific difficulties relating to numeracy (takes place in inclusion)
  • Numeracy Intervention (period 6 Mondays) - support for those demonstrating low levels of numeracy across Years 7-10, led by a highly skilled Maths specialist

Home Learning – MathsWatch

Each student has access to our online maths facility, MathsWatch. Students can view over 1,000 mathematical video tutorials in order to learn new skills, or simply refresh old ones.

Each student has their own unique user and password so that they can keep track of their results and keep in contact with their teacher using the MathsWatch platform.

We are using the online programme to help to sustain progress and support prior learning. The Maths department also uses MathsWatch to set your child’s regular homework.

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Getting in touch

If parents/carers would like to get in touch with our numeracy team please contact:

Download our Maths across the curriculum policy from our Teaching and Learning page.