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New report signals concerns for productivity in the post-Brexit era

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.

National Numeracy welcomes Sir Adrian Smith's Review of Post-16 Mathematics

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."   

National Numeracy supports Count On Norfolk

National Numeracy is excited to support the launch of Norfolk County Council’s new numeracy campaign.

Passport Maths bursaries available for secondary schools – apply now

National Numeracy has received funding from Ernest Cook Trust to provide a small number of schools with our highly successful Passport Maths programme.

National Numeracy working with Premier League on Primary Stars project for schools

National Numeracy is delighted to have worked with the Premier League on the Primary Stars project for schools

Industrial Strategy consultation: National Numeracy calls for different approach to improving workplace numeracy

National Numeracy is responding to issues raised in the basic skills section of the Green Paper and specifically to the problem of poor numeracy among working-age adults.

Spring Numeracy Forum: Improving Numeracy at Secondary School and the Workplace

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.

Government to drop forced GCSE resits

National Numeracy welcomes suggestion that the government is about to drop the policy of forced GCSE resits

National Numeracy joins forces with MoneySavingExpert, the Money Advice Service and Prospects to find out ‘What Works’ to improve numeracy and manage money

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.

Teenagers who are written off as maths failures must be offered another route, says education charity, as it draws up proposals for a new numeracy benchmark for all young people

GCSE maths exams are deliberately designed to fail a third of all young people, according to the education charity National Numeracy.