Data and Attainment

How Are We Doing?

Since September 2015, the new leadership team has brought about rapid improvement to teaching, learning and assessment.

Teachers use questions skillfully to deepen understanding, to help pupils reflect on their learning and to challenge and extend pupils’ skills and knowledge. The pupils at Alderwood are polite, welcoming and respectful. We are providing a good education for our children and giving them a secure foundation in an increasingly competitive world.

 

End of Key stage 2 Test Results 2016

There have been significant changes to Key Stage 2 testing arrangements this year and the way children’s attainment is reported. The tests have not only been made harder but they also cover a four-year curriculum that Year 6 children and teachers have had access to for less than two years. As stated by the Secretary for Education Nicky Morgan on Tuesday 5th July 2016 these tests have higher expectations and cannot be compared to previous standards in previous years.

This year at Alderwood proportions of children meeting expected standards in the test have decreased. This has been replicated in a number of schools. Nevertheless, some schools have performed well in these tests and a key action for this year will be to review our own Key Stage 2 test preparation provision, to build on the children’s learning and support them to better access questions in test conditions.

For this year in particular, teacher assessments are an important indicator of the standards children have achieved at the end of Key Stage 2. In line with LA guidance we have also published teacher assessment alongside test outcomes. Our teacher assessments have been externally moderated and accurately represent children’s abilities. They also show accelerated progress across KS 2 from relative starting points.

We want to acknowledge how hard children and teachers have worked this year. We are confident that children at Alderwood have had great teaching delivered through a precise and motivational curriculum and we are pleased that our children are happy and confident learners ready to move on to the their new schools in September.

 

In this report, you will find:

•    A summary of the key headlines in our data

•    Tables of result for the past 3 years compared to National results

•    Information about Pupil Premium and how this has enhanced our provision

 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

In EYFS children are assessed against 7 different criteria.  We publish the percentage of children deemed to be achieving a ‘Good Level of Development’. We are delighted that our results are improved on last year and we are achieving above the national average for two consecutive years. This reflects the good provision in our EYFS.

 

2015

2016

2015

2016

2015

2016

 

School

RBG

National

% Good level of Development

68%

73%

77%

79%

66%

69%

Year 1/2 Phonics Summary

The Phonics screening test is a national initiative to provide children with the tools they need to become lifelong readers. The proportion of children passing the phonics retake in Year 2 has increased this year. Of the children who did not pass the test last year, 57% achieved the required standard this year.  

Phonics

2014

2015

2016

 

School

RBG

National

School

RBG

National

School

RBG

National

Year 1

73%

81%

74%

81%

83%

77%

74%

84%

81%

Year 2 (retake)

78%

69%

66%

31%

63%

66%

57%

61%

67%

 

Key Stage One Summary

Our attainment is broadly in line with national standards.  The percentage of children achieveing a higher level of attainment, 'Greater Depth' is above the national standard in both Reading and Writing, signifcantly so in Writing.  

 

 

Key Stage 1

 

 

School

National

 

Reading

Teacher Assessment

 

% at expected standard+

70%

74%

 

% Greater Depth

26%

24%

 

Writing

Teacher assessment

 

% at expected standard+

70%

66%

 

% Greater Depth

22%

13%

 

Maths

Teacher assessment

% at expected standard+

70%

73%

 

% Greater Depth

 

13%

18%

 

Combined

Reading, Writing and Maths

Teacher Assessment

% at expected standard+

70%

60%

 

% Greater Depth

9%

9%

 

Key Stage Two Summary

Key Stage 2

2016

School

Test

National

Test

School

TA

National

TA

Reading

 

 

 

% at expected standard (100+)

44%

66%

80%

80%

% Higher Standard

0%

19%

*2

*2

Average Scaled score

98

103

*2

*2

Writing

TA

% at expected standard

(100+)

 

*1

*1

80%

74%

% Higher Standard

N/A

N/A

12%

15%

Maths

 

% at expected standard

(100+)

24%

70%

76%

78%

% Higher Standard

4%

17%

*2

*2

Average Scaled score

97

103

*2

*2

Reading, Writing & Maths

Combined

% at expected standard

(100+)

20%

53%

72%

69%

 

% Higher Standard

0%

5%

*2

*2

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

test

% at expected standard

(100+)

 48%

72%

*2

*2

 

% Higher Standard

8%

23%

*2

*2

 

Average Scaled

100

104

*2

*2

Average progress

Value added

Reading

-2.2

0.0

*2

*2

Writing

1.7

0.0

*2

*2

Maths

-4.2

0.0

*2

*2

 

 

Please note:

*1 – Writing was only assessed through Teacher Assessment

*2 – Data not required by DfE