Why Sussex Partnership has teamed up with the National Numeracy Challenge to celebrate National Numeracy Day 2019

Sussex Partnership has teamed up with National Numeracy to support staff across the Trust who want to improve their everyday maths skills this National Numeracy Day.

To mark National Numeracy Day (Wednesday, May 15) we are encouraging all staff to take part in the National Numeracy Challenge –an online learning resource designed to assess everyday maths skills and give people the tools to learn in manageable steps and build confidence.

The National Numeracy Challenge aims to show all of us that we can do something to improve our everyday maths skills, and give us all the help we need to succeed. 

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to all ages in Sussex as well as specialist services to children and young people in Hampshire. The trust employs more than 5,000 people.

The National Numeracy Challenge is an online learning resource designed to assess your everyday maths skills and give you the tools to learn in manageable steps, building confidence along the way as you work towards the Essentials of Numeracy.

Around 120,000 people have registered for the Challenge so far. More than three quarters of people who have reassessed have improved their numeracy.

These are the key steps to take as you work towards getting the Essentials of Numeracy:

It’s confidential – colleagues will not find out your score and you can work at your own pace, saving progress as you go.

All you have to do is:

  • Register on the website www.nnchallenge.org.uk/spt
  • Take the Challenge Check-Up to find out whether you have the Essentials of Numeracy, or your current level if you haven’t got the Essentials - yet. You will also find out your strengths and weaknesses across the different areas of numeracy
  • Access the learning resources. From the dashboard choose from a huge variety of online learning resources
  • When you feel ready, take the Check-Up again and see if you have improved
  • Return to the learning resources and continue practicing and improving
  • The Challenge is confidential – nobody will ever know your score. 

For some of us, doing the challenge might make us realise we are better at numeracy than we first thought!