NEWS AND UPDATES

National Numeracy to work with new adult literacy and numeracy research centre

Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock today (8 April 2014) announced the creation of a world-leading research centre focused on improving adult literacy and numeracy.

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What You Say Counts - Campaign launched

New campaign launched by DfES Wales to encourage parents to be more positive about their numeracy skills.

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Numeracy skills underpin financial capability

he Money Advice Service has published research commissioned from Ipsos Mori into ways to change people's financial behaviour.

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Launch of new APPG on maths and numeracy

The education minister Elizabeth Truss has launched a new All Party Parliamentary Group on maths and numeracy, for which National Numeracy and the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) are acting as co-secretariat

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Poor adult numeracy could cost the UK economy £20 billion a year

Today sees the start of a major new drive to end the UK’s low levels of adult numeracy, which new research suggests could be costing the economy £20 billion a year. The National Numeracy Challenge aims to show millions of people that they can do something to improve their everyday maths skills – and give them the help they need to get there.

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Progress in 2013 and the year ahead

After a very promising inaugural year, National Numeracy grew as an organisation during 2013, expanded its activities and spread its message to yet more audiences. We have developed new partnerships and forms of collaborative working, and are now on the brink of launching our first major long-term project designed to have a practical impact on low levels of numeracy. Below is a summary of our achievements during our second year and a look ahead to 2014.

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Events Calendar

At National Numeracy we are constantly looking for avenues where we can spread the message of our campaign to to allow every person in the UK to possess a level of numeracy that allows them to meet their full potential. Here is the latest list of 2013 events that National Numeracy is represented at.

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Impact of parents' occupations on their children's performance

The OECD has produced another of its monthly analyses of the PISA results – this time looking at the impact of parents' occupations on their children's performance.

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Latest Survey of Young People Reveals Stark Lack of Skills

As a result of a survey commissioned by The Nationwide Building Society,they announce new initiative ‘Talking Numbers’ to improve the number skills of young people.

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Character and Resilience in the news

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social mobility has released a Manifesto on Character and Resilience, stating that teaching these traits will support children not reaching their full potential. Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt supports these claims, and has said that these qualities are "vitally important in preparing young people for the economy of the future".

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