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Assessment and Attainment FAQ

How did Earlham do at the end of Key Stages in 2016?

EYFS: Very good because we exceeded National levels of GLD – 73% (EP) vs 69%(Nat.)

KS1: Good because Combined R;W;M attainment exceeded National: 65% vs 60%

KS2: Good because Progress measures indicate positive progress in R;W;M with significantly positive progress in Writing and Maths

The gap between EP and Nat. attainment narrowed to 7%: 45% vs 53%

Source: Look at vs National and Haringey: combined 

Earlham Primary at the Department for Education

How did Earlham do at the end of Key Stages in 2017?

EYFS: Very good because for the second year in a row, we exceeded National levels of Good Levels of Development (GLD)– 72% (EP) vs 71%(National).  This despite increase in National levels of GLD (from 69% to 71%)

KS1:Gains were made in outcomes for disadvantaged children especially in the greater depth area and overall value was added to these pupils who increased from 45% GLD to 54% combined KS1 at National results. Pupil Premium children scored 73% combined in Reading, Writing and Maths which was above National!

However overall Earlham Primary(EP) KS1 results fell below National. This is now a focus area for the school for 2017-18. We have a new phase leader in place focussing on supporting the strong teaching team to gain increase in results in 2017-18. We are targeting support and intervention and despite a very high influx of new children joining the present Yr 2 cohort (12/43 = 28% with 10 of them new to English = 23%), we are targeting matching National combined levels of 60% + in Reading , Writing and Maths in 2018

KS2: Very Good because our projected validated scores show us having closed the gap to National combined levels with 59% in Reading , Writing and Maths compared  to the National of 61%. This continues our last year strong progress results in KS2 Sats and translated them into not just strong progress but now strong attainment at combined RWM in line with National. Pupil Premium children matched the National of 61%!

Writing and Maths were both above National in the individual subjects with writing at EP at 81% above the National of 76% and Maths at 79% above the National of 75%

Reading at Earlham improved to 63% from last years and although still below the National of 70%, the gap is being closed

How do our SEND children do in 2016?

In KS2 – SEND children had low attainment but made strong progress in Reading and Writing but need to make more progress in Maths.

SEND children had low attainment in all 3 areas of R;W and M in KS1 and will be focus group – Senco making case studies and provision mapping for children.

Source: Look specifically at end of Key stage and internal years – compare to National (squarebell)

How do our SEND children do in 2017?

We have a dedicated SEND team who work hard to ensure that extra support is given to pupils with SEND. Although children with SEND have lower results at EP, we work hard to keep progress as near as possible to Good progress and where possible to better than good progress. In KS1 – 3 out of 11 children with SEND made at least good progress and better than good progress in Reading and Maths

In KS2 – The average scaled scores of pupils with SEND were above 90 (100 is at National level) in all 3 of the Reading, Writing and Maths papers.

We are committed to inclusion and work on a case by case basis to help pupils with SEND make as much progress as possible and gain the best attainment they are capable of.

How do the subject area outcomes of Reading; writing, SPAG, Maths and science compare in 2016?

At end of Key stage 2 SATs Reading was our clear weakest subject and we have therefore changed the way we teach Reading with more focus on comprehension and rich vocabulary. We are also exposing the children to more frequent ‘test’ conditions so that they understand how to perform under pressure.

Across the year groups Yr 4 have Maths weaker than literacy with 61% of children at ARE vs 67% in Literacy.

We are using a new data tracking system for science and the year groups flagged up are Yrs 3 and 4 which indicate low performance in science but need data to be checked in 2016-17

Source: End of Key Stage and internal (SPAG – note which data we have)

How do the subject area outcomes of Reading; writing, SPAG, Maths and science compare in 2017?

At the end of KS2 we made significant gains in each of the areas ( except for science which is now a focus area) with Writing continuing to be above National levels and for the first time, Maths being above the National levels. We are closing the gap in Reading and in 2017 in KS1 we managed to improve our Science results to in line with National (80% compared to 82%)

Is there any difference between the outcomes for Boys and Girl in 2016?

In KS1 – Girls significantly outperformed boys in all areas but still need to raise their levels of attainment

In KS2 boys outperformed girls in Maths and ‘girls maths’ must be whole school monitoring area.

In Yr 5 – girls significantly outperform boys in all areas

In Yr 4 – Maths is equivalent but girls outperform boys in Literacy.

Source: End of Key Stage and internal

Is there any difference between the outcomes for Boys and Girl in 2017?

Whilst in KS1 the girls clearly outperformed the boys.

In KS2 the outcomes were not significantly different with boys slightly outperforming girls.

Whilst Maths for Girls at KS2 had been a whole school target area, the performance by both boys and girls in Maths KS2 was very strong and overall above National. At the Greater depth level in Maths, boys outperformed girls and Greater depth in Maths will be whole school focus area

Are there any ethnic groups that stand out in terms of performance (high or low) in 2016?

Turkish and Eastern European children are serious concern for under-performance in all subjects

In Yr 3

Turkish children in KS2 and KS1 however achieved strong progress in Reading but attainment in reading was weak

Eastern European children stand out as performing below in KS1 and in some years especially writing and Maths (Yr 5)

Source: End of Key Stage and internal

Are there any ethnic groups that stand out in terms of performance (high or low) in 2017?

In KS1 – Turkish and Bulgarian

In KS2 – Bulgarian

Black Caribbean is an LEA focus group

We have set up focus-community meetings with stakeholders to look at removing obstacles to progress and to facilitate better outcomes

How did Earlham do in the Phonics test in Year 1 in 2016?

Good because EP exceeded last year National phonics results:

EP 2016 = 78% (up from 66% in 2015) vs 77% (Nat. 2015)

Source: Look at vs National (2015) and Haringey

How did Earlham do in the Phonics test in Year 1 in 2017?

Improving: In 2017 EP managed to maintain and hold steady its strong improvement in phonics with an overall phonics percentage of 77% which is closing on the National of 81%.

We have focussed and increased our provision for the current Yr 1 cohort and our aim is to reach National percentage in 2018

How did our Pupil Premium children do in 2016?

PP children end KS2 did well in comparison to non –PP outperforming non-PP in KS2 (combined R,W,M) 47% at National expected level vs 42%. PP children were therefore only 6% below National average for all pupils combined.

However in end KS1 – PP children performed significantly lower than non-PP 50% vs 69%

Internal: In Year 3 and 6 PP children achieved higher or matched in Maths and Reading but achieved lower in writing so our whole school focus is upon opportunities for extended writing.

Source: Look at end of Key Stage and internal data: Combined and individual subjects

How did our Pupil Premium children do in 2017?

Very good: In 2017 in KS1 our PP children significantly outperformed the non-PP children with 73% achieving Reading; Writing and Maths combined at National levels. 81% of PP children at EP achieved National expected + level in the individual subject of Maths and 91% in the indivisual subject of Science. These results are above National levels.

In KS2 PP children as a cohort scored higher than the whole cohort in each individual subject and in R;W;M combined scored 61% which matched the National RWM combined figures.

Are there any groups that stand-out eg summer-born in 2016?

KS1 summer – born children are the largest group and performed the weakest in KS1.

Turkish children appear as an underperforming group in several year groups as do Eastern European (Eastern European is influenced by new arrivals without English and we have interventions to support these EAL new arrival children).

School is trialling different resources and approaches for EAL.

Are there any groups that stand-out eg summer-born in 2017?

Turkish children appear as an underperforming group in several year groups as do Eastern European (Eastern European is influenced by new arrivals especially Bulgarian, without English and we have interventions to support these EAL new arrival children).

How is Earlham doing as a school compared to previous years (2016 data)?

EYFS core areas of Reading, Writing and Number are all at 73% or above, indicating strong platform for future.

Phonics of 78% is a strong platform for KS1.

And 65% RWM combined at KS1 is strong platform for KS2.

We are increasing our prescriptive reading teaching and using summative testing to supplement consistent and regular teacher assessment.

EYFS is clearly up. KS1 combined exceeded national which is an improvement and in KS2 Earlham closed the gap on National levels.

Earlham also clearly is closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils with pupil premium children outperforming non-pp pupils in KS2.

How is Earlham doing as a school compared to previous years (2017 data)?

In 2017 Ofsted affirmed our recent improved outcome gains made over the last 2 years by giving us the stamp of approval with a GOOD grading

Our Early Years is clearly a strength of the school with 2 years in succession above National levels of Good Levels of Development

KS1 has made strong gains and in 2017 the performance of the Pupil Premium disadvantaged children was a success story but in 2018 we aim to get back on track to improve the KS1 outcomes which were above National for combined Reading; Writing and Maths in 2016

Phonics: recent improvements in the last 2 years were maintained and the gap between percentage of children achieving the phonics threshold at Earlham Primary and Nationally held steady at 5% (76% to 81%). This year we aim to use our added targeted provision to match National levels attaining the phonics threshold at Earlham Primary

KS2: This was a success story with results in combined Reading; Writing and Maths in line with national levels of attainment (59% to 61% and Pupil Premium children matching the National levels of combined attainment.

Results in individual subjects rose with above National attainment levels at Earlham Primary in Maths and Writing and the gap to National level in Reading closing.

Focus Groups for 2016-17

*Pupil Premium children in 2016 Year 3

*SEND children in 2016 Yr 3

**Yr 3 2016 summer-born

*Turkish children upper KS2 – Reading in particular

*Girls maths KS2

*Yr 6 2016 – Boys all subjects (below girls)

*Summer-born children – writing – performing well below

*Yr 4 2016- Turkish and Eastern European children need strong focus in all subjects

*Boys writing particularly focus

Yrs 4 and 5 2016-17 science

*Eastern European children – writing a concern across the school

Focus Groups for 2017-18

*Greater Depth in all subjects

*Science levels of attainment particularly in KS2

*Reading in KS2

*Turkish pupils raised attainment outcomes

*Bulgarian children’s progress

*Black Caribbean as a focus group (LEA focus)