Liverpool Counts – Numeracy for Life Quality Mark

This year, Sylvester Primary Academy is proud to be working towards the ‘Liverpool Counts’ Numeracy for Life Quality Mark and would like to encourage EVERYONE in our school community to be involved: children, parents and carers, governors, teachers, CTAs, office staff, dinner ladies, cleaning and maintenance staff and visitors!

Our aim at Sylvester Primary is to raise the profile of mathematics and ‘numeracy for life’ throughout the school and the wider school family.

The quality mark has been developed by Liverpool Learning Partnership to promote positive attitudes to mathematics and numeracy as an essential life skill.

‘The aim of the Quality Mark is to tackle the negative attitudes in society towards numeracy and mathematics. We want to promote a culture where people understand the impact good numeracy skills and mathematics qualifications can have on the social, health and employment aspects of their lives. We also aim to support adults in schools to encourage pupils to make connections in their lessons to real life contexts and with other areas of their school experiences.’

Liverpool Learning Partnership & School Improvement Liverpool 2016

Challenging negative attitudes towards numeracy and mathematics:

“We strongly believe that the key to improving outcomes – educational, social and work related – for our young people is to focus on and challenge poor and negative attitudes towards numeracy and mathematics in schools, at home, in local communities and in the media.”

National Numeracy

“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health.”

Andreas Schleicher – Education Director OECD

“We firmly believe that if we tackle the ‘can’t do maths’ culture in our schools and communities with a challenging, consistent and persistent approach, we will improve the educational and employment outcomes for the young people of Liverpool .“

Judith Lang and Dave Carden – Liverpool Counts

Why not visit the Liverpool Counts website for further information: