Whole School Numeracy

Numeracy is a proficiency that involves confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires an understanding of the number system, a repertoire of computational skills and an inclination and ability to solve number problems in a variety of contexts.  Numeracy also demands practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered by counting and measuring, and is presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables.

Mathematical skills can be consolidated and enhanced when pupils have opportunities to apply and develop them across the curriculum. Poor numeracy skills, in particular, hold back pupils' progress and can lower their self-esteem. To improve these skills is a whole-school matter.    


St Colm’s High School is committed to raising the standards of numeracy of all of its students, so that they develop the ability to use numeracy skills effectively in all areas of the curriculum and the skills necessary to cope confidently with the demands of further education, employment and adult life.


Numeracy Programmes

Numeracy is a key skill in students' learning and all students are entitled to quality experiences in this area and that the teaching of numeracy is the responsibility of all staff and the school's approaches should be as consistent as possible across the curriculum.

We offer a Maths Recovery programme.  Pupils can also, through the use ICT, access both at home and school the following mathematical programmes:

Accelerated Maths

Hegarty Maths

TT Rockstars