How do you feel about winning the Unionlearn ULR Award for Promoting Numeracy for the second year in a row?
We are really pleased that we’ve won it again, it's brilliant. The recognition helps us spread the word more widely within the Trust, and get out to the community staff as well as those in hospital settings.
Why did you get involved with National Numeracy?
We were at a ULR workshop and National Numeracy gave a presentation. We had already heard another presentation about maths which was really confrontational and told us to do a test. Then National Numeracy came along with a completely fresh approach. It was more laid-back, without the pressure and was actually quite fun.
Why does the National Numeracy approach work?
It is everyday maths, day-to-day stuff and not “pi equals x”. Maths still panics me but the National Numeracy Challenge has made me feel more at ease and I have given it a go.