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Performance Data 2015-2016

Early Years

Children at Good Level of Development (GLD) when leaving Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS): 79% (National: 66%)

 

Phonics

Children in Year 1 take a phonics assessment test,

  • 93% of the pupils passed the phonics assessment test (National: 82%)

Key Stage 1

In Key stage 1 children take statutory assessment in Reading and Maths and the Writing and SPAG were teacher assessed.

  • Reading: 90% meeting the expected standard (National: 74%)
  • Writing: 80% meeting the expected standard (National: 65%)
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 64% meeting the expected standard
  • Maths: 93% meeting the expected standard (National: 73%)

Key Stage 2

This year, the government changed the way that children are assessed. When looking at the data for 2016, it’s important to bear in mind the advice from the Department for Education: don’t compare 2016 with previous years:

 

Children sitting key stage 2 tests this year were the first to be taught and assessed under the new national curriculum. The expected standard has been raised and the accountability framework for schools has also changed. These changes mean that the expected standard this year is higher and not comparable with the expected standard used in previous year’s statistics. It would therefore be incorrect and misleading to make direct comparisons showing changes over time.

 

In 2016, 62% of our pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths, combined (compared with 53% nationally).

 

  • Reading: 69% meeting expected standards (national: 66%)

 

  • Writing: 89% meeting expected standards (national: 74%)

 

  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 93% meeting expected standards (national: 72%)

 

  • Maths: 93% meeting expected standards (national: 70%)

Scaled scores,

 

The National scaled score to achieve the expected standard is 100, however we achieved

 

  • 103 average scaled score in Reading
  • 106 average scaled score in Maths
  • 108 average scaled score in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

 

The reading test was extremely hard this year – something widely reported and commented on in the media and social media. It also raises the importance of reading and discussing what is being read at home. Some of our children struggled for three main reasons:

 

  • some children struggled to read the whole text – flagging up how important regular reading at home is to build up fluency.

 

  • others struggled with how difficult the test was: hard texts to read (one was an extract from a newspaper, whose intended audience is adults, not 11 year olds!) – this flags up the importance of encouraging your child to read often, and to read a variety of texts, from fiction to non-fiction, comics to newspapers (but always prioritise reading for pleasure – far more important than a snapshot of reading skills that is the SATs test).

 

  • third, the actual test questions were tough (testing children’s knowledge of quite tricky words and ability to infer ‘impressions’, a word used more than once in the test) – teachers always encourage parents and carers to be listening to their child read and talking about what is being read, even when a child is quite a fluent reader

 

Attainment: higher level

We continue to offer challenge to all children, including higher attaining pupils. Scaled scores of over 110 are considered ‘high scores’.

 

14% of our pupils achieved a high level of attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths, combined (the national proportion was half this: 5%)

 

  • Reading: 21% high scores (national: 19%)
  • Writing: 21% high scores (national: 15%)
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 43% high scores (national: 23%)
  • Maths: 25% meeting expected standards (national: 17%)

 

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