Miller Argent supports local school initiative to improve literacy and numeracy

Miller Argent has sponsored an innovative Merthyr schools’ initiative to help improve pupils reading and mathematical skills.

The project has been spearheaded by staff at Pen Y Dre High School, and has seen the design and production of an outstanding literacy and numeracy evidence booklet which allows students to easily collate and track their numeracy and literacy progress within all school subjects. The booklet also helps teaching staff monitor students’ numeracy and literary skills.

The iniative, developed by Pen-Y-Dre High School assistant head Neil Morgan, alongside literacy and numeracy coordinators Ellie Amos and Andrea Pritchard, is a pioneering example of helping to ensure that the essential literacy and numeracy skills important to employers are tracked and developed in every school subject.

The booklet, which has been funded by Miller Argent, has been provided to Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students ages 10-14 across the area including pupils at Pen-Y-Dre High School, Gwaunfarren Primary School, Dowlais Primary School, Goetre Primary School, Gellifaelog Primary School, Pantysgallog Primary School, and Ysgol Y Graig Primary School.

The scheme ties in with a Welsh Government led drive to introduce national reading and numeracy tests to help ensure these key skills are a part of every subject, not just Welsh, English, and math.