The Mathematics department is an integral and successful part of Bede's Prep School.
Maths teachers at Bede's are keen and enthusiastic, always trying new ideas and bringing the subject alive for pupils whether in problem solving, practical work or looking at maths in everyday situations.
Pupils here enjoy Maths and look forward to the lessons. The topics studied are varied and interesting, continually building on previous knowledge and enabling pupils to progress at their own pace while still being stretched.
The achievements of individual pupils gives them the confidence they need to succeed, and we foster an atmosphere and environment in the department which means that everyone is happy to ask and answer even the most difficult questions.
We encourage pupils to think logically and independently and aim to give all pupils a broad mathematical education irrespective of their perceived mathematical ability.
Pupils at Bede's look forward to the Maths Projects, which are based on shape and space, and enjoy being challenged, participating in Individual Challenge competitions and meeting pupils from other schools for team work competitions.
Children leave Bede's Prep School confident with numbers, and with a sound understanding which allows them to move onto the challenges and changes they will face at senior school.
“ I am driven by a desire to see every young person not only fluent in the language of Maths but convinced of its fun, inspirational power too. ”
Scott Fasciolo-Barnes, Head of Mathematics
25 October 2017
Year 4 pupils from schools in and around Eastbourne joined us for our Curriculum Enhancement Day
11 May 2017
Congratulations to the pupils who have recently taken part in the 2017 UKMT Junior Challenge and Senior Maths Olympiad.
10 March 2017
Mr Fasciolo-Barnes blogs about how 'relational' and 'instrumental' understanding inform Maths lessons at Bede's.
“I am driven by a desire to see every young person not only fluent in the language of Maths but convinced of its fun, inspirational power too.”
Scott Fasciolo-Barnes, Head of Mathematics and Year 8 Personal Tutor
“I have a number of responsibilities at the Prep School, but in all I do I work to make everything as accessible and fun as possible, as I am convinced that increased confidence results in improved attainment.”
Fraser Allan, Head of Years 5 and 6 and Teacher of Maths
“I am passionate about teaching children not only how to understanding the magic of computing but also in empowering them to make the most of a future in which technology will be ubiquitous.”
Peter Barclay, Head of Computing, Assistant Head of Year 4 and Year 6 Form Teacher
“I relish working with children at the crucial stage when so many new ideas start popping and fizzing around the classroom. It's an extremely demanding but entirely rewarding way to spend my days!”
Rachel Barrett, Reception Class Teacher
“My ultimate goal is to nurture pupils so that when they leave Bede’s they are happy and healthy, confident and thoughtful, caring and respectful and - needless to say - creative and ambitious!”
Annie Fuller, Head of Years 3 and 4, Head of PSHE and Falcon Section Leader
“My passion for learning dates from my own primary school teacher! Since that point I have never stopped wanting to learn and to teach, having done so everywhere from Kent to Japan.”
Simon Gisby, Teacher of Science and Physical Education and Year 5 Form Teacher
“I love the push to keep learning, to keep discovering new questions and to help students discover their own questions.”
Miriam McDonell, Year 4 Class Teacher and Teacher of PSHE and History
“I love that Bede’s is so academically ambitious for its pupils, and that our outstanding teachers work extremely hard to inspire them, drawing out passions for specific subjects and learning in general.”
Leigh-Anne Morris, Director of Studies