As a school we are always reflecting on what Ofsted outline as effective practice for schools. All our work considers the 4 main aspects of their advice and guidance on how schools should operate:
Who are Ofsted and what do they do?
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, and publish the results on our website. They work with providers which are not yet good to promote their improvement, monitoring their progress and sharing with them the best practice we find.
Please find below our most recent Ofsted report and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables and Ofsted Data Dashboard.
2014 – 15 Assessment Results
Out of a cohort of 29 Year 6 children, 28 were deemed to be working at a sufficient academic level to access the end of KS2 SATS tests. Of those who were entered for the tests 100% achieved a level 4( or higher) in reading, writing and mathematics, which is a very pleasing statistic. (Level 4b is currently the expected standard for children at age 11). This impressive level of consistency is something all schools aspire to, yet, at our school, we have managed it 3 times in the last 4 years – something definitely worth shouting about!
We were equally thrilled with the number of children who secured results at level 5 or above. A whopping 75% of our children received level 5 or higher in Reading and the same percentage achieved level 5 or above in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, 65% achieved level 5 in Writing with 57% achieving level 5 or higher in Maths.
While, as a school, we recognise that education is about far more than test results and levels, it is always pleasing to know that our children are achieving well.
More detailed analysis of the KS2 results will follow once the DFE Raise Online analysis is published in late October.
KS1 and EYFS
At Key Stage 1, children take SATS tests which are used to inform teacher assessments. These judgements are moderated internally, between schools and externally by the LEA. Our year 2 class performed well and made excellent progress with 100% of the cohort graded at level 2 or higher in Reading and Maths. 50% of the class were assessed to be level 3 readers with over one third assessed to be working at the higher level in Maths and Writing.
The Swans children performed superbly in their phonics tests with 90% passing this year compared with a national average of 74%, while our Early Years ‘Cygnets’ class have also achieved great things with 83% reaching or exceeding a ‘Good Level of Development’. This is well above the national average which is around 70%.
Over the coming weeks we will analyse the results in more detail – paying particular attention to the level of progress made from Key Stage 1 to 2 as we are always pushing ourselves to ensure children make the expected progress or – ideally – better than expected! All members of our school community should be very proud of these fantastic results.
For further analysis of the school’s academic performance, please follow the links below.
Please see more information about previous Ofsted reports and Data by using the links below: