Charity puts forward new approach to improving the population’s number skills and calls on government and employers to recognise the scale and urgency of the problem.
Mike Ellicock, CEO of the charity National Numeracy, said of the report published on 20th July 2017, "We strongly agree with Sir Adrian's conclusion that this country does not yet have the right pathways available or the capacity to deliver post-16 mathematics education."
Leading figures from Cambridge Maths, the exam board OCR, Whitbread, Health Education England and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development among others gathered at Nationwide Building Society's London headquarters to talk about what numeracy skills secondary school students need and the links between numeracy and workplace productivity. Both sessions sparked some lively debate in the room.
National Numeracy is working with MoneySavingExpert, the Money Advice Service and Prospects - the education, employment, skills and care company - to identify which numeracy interventions are most effective at improving people’s numeracy and their attitudes to making financial decisions.