Faculty Introduction

Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.

Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing Students’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for students in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decision-making. As a subject in its own right, Mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time, or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.

It enables everyone to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations; a trend accelerated by computational technologies.


  • To set challenging targets with high expectations for all Students.
  • To offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate Students and demand their active participation.
  • To smooth the transition for Students between Key Stages and ensure progression in teaching and learning throughout their time at The Totteridge Academy.
  • To explore enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to enhance Students’ enjoyment of mathematics.


At the end of his/her mathematical education in this school, each pupil will be able:

  • To perform the basic numeracy skills needed in his/her chosen career or for entry to higher or further education
  • To understand the mathematics likely to be encountered in daily adult life
  • To reason clearly and logically, and to set out a rational argument
  • To approach problems systematically, choosing appropriate techniques for their solution.
  • To experience satisfaction in and enjoyment of his/her mathematical achievements.
  • To obtain his/her best possible results at KS3, KS4, AS/A Level

Faculty Members:

Thanos Gidaropoulos Maths and Assistand Principal
Tom Knott Maths and Assistant Principal
Sahar Bakhtiari Maths and Faculty Leader
Talia Houri Maths and Second in Charge of Faculty
Esmeralda Ndoni Maths
Sonia Sahjpall Maths


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