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Summary report of initial interim recommendations and position co-developed through NRIM Short Life Working Groups. February 2023



The NRIM Partnership Board was established in spring 2021. As stated within the NRIM Terms of Reference, the aspirational aims of the NRIM Partnership Board are as follows:

• to transform Scotland to be a greater maths-positive nation (achieved partly by promoting the joy of mathematics)
• to support and promote the belief that everyone has the capability to become proficient at mathematics, regardless of their circumstances in life
• to ensure skills for learning, life and work are embedded within teaching and learning
• to ensure consistently high standards of professional learning in numeracy and mathematics across Scotland
• to improve levels of mathematical literacy
• to improve attainment in numeracy and mathematics in Scotland

The NRIM Partnership Board is committed to developing an action plan which will include:

• a national numeracy and mathematics strategy which provides a clear route map for contextualised local strategy development and school level improvement response that addresses:
- improvements in learning, teaching and assessment in mathematics for learning, life and work
- the findings and recommendations of the recent OECD reviews into implementation of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and the future of assessment and qualifications
- employability in the post-Covid economy
• a robust programme of bespoke professional learning for both practitioners and leaders. This will include leadership for improvement, training, advice and support for schools, teachers and practitioners. This robust programme will aim to develop consistency and improve standards across Scotland and ultimately accelerate pupil achievement in the subject
• the launch of a renewed focus on building capacity in numeracy and mathematics through existing and enhanced career long professional learning and leadership programmes and through a consistent approach to Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
• a self-evaluation framework specifically for numeracy and mathematics which local authorities and school leaders can use to evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, learning and teaching, and identify opportunities to enhance and strengthen curriculum design and delivery
• a realistic assessment of the resources necessary to support this offer

Report Type Policy Document
Online Publication Date Mar 13, 2023
Publication Date 2023-02
Deposit Date Nov 16, 2023
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