Big congratulations to Malton school for winning a national award for its Maths teaching. The number of pupils taking A-Level maths has increased by more than 300 per cent at the school and this has been attributed to the hard work of staff in the Maths department.
The Judges were impressed by the way the Maths team succeeded in raising the aspirations of all students by always seeking ways to support their skills, including running a very popular maths club after school each week. It also encouraged students by marking their achievements in assemblies, at celebration evenings and using the school's social media channels. One particular success has been the implementation of the Build a Mathematician programme in key stage 3 to help students develop a secure base of understanding.
This is brilliant news and I am delighted for the whole school. I am so impressed by the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff at Malton school. I am proud to have this school in my constituency and the award is richly deserved.
The Tes Schools Awards, now in its 13th year invites nominations from teachers and teams within schools throughout the UK that are raising the standards of education and making a positive impact on the personal and academic success of students and the wider community.
Judge, Jemma Sherwood, said: “Clearly a passionate team, they have demonstrated consistent improvements in not only attainment but take-up at key stage 5 and engagement in extracurricular maths. It was a pleasure to learn about this maths team.”
Malton School’s Head of Maths, James Muir, said “This award recognises the incredible hard work and dedication of the whole Maths team here at Malton. It rewards the determination to establish such a strong path for maths and the all the extra hard work the team has put in this year.”
Chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards and Editor of Tes magazine, Jon Severs, said “The Tes Schools Awards are the Oscars of education, recognising and celebrating everything that’s great about our schools and school staff. It is more important this year than ever before to celebrate the fantastic work schools do, because in the past 12 months they have gone above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to be educated and be kept safe in extraordinary circumstances. We were inundated with entries that demonstrated just how hard the pandemic made the work of schools, and just how amazing the response from staff has been. Congratulations to the winning schools and thank you to all school staff who do such vital work every day.”