Nearly 80% of the adult population have numeracy levels below the equivalent of a GCSE ‘C’ grade and and 49% are at a level expected of children at primary school. We aim to see such low levels of numeracy eradicated.
We know this will not happen overnight but we want everyone to reach a level of numeracy that allows them to meet their full potential. To achieve this we will work unrelentingly to improve levels of numeracy among adults and children and create a more positive ‘can-do’ attitude to maths and numeracy.
We believe that this is possible but that it will require sustained and coordinated effort from teachers, organisations, government – and from learners themselves.