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July 2019 Results, Ofsted Report and Ofsted Parent View Survey

*** Please note there is no published data available for UK schools for 2020 or 2021. This is because the Covid 19 pandemic meant the majority of children were learning at home and so no national data was collected ***

Earlsheaton Infants Results Trends

We are pleased with our 2019 results, which are a clear reflection of the hard work  of our children and staff, our development work and our use of funding grants to support vulnerable children. The following information compares our results to those Nationally, over the last few years. Please note that one child is equal to around 3%.

Good Level of Development at the end of Reception

% of children reaching the Good Level of Development (GLD) Measure and the Average Points Score (APS).

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

School

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

GLD

66%

66%

83%

69%

85%

71%

78%

72%

82%

72%

APS

34.6

34.3

35.7

34.4

38.7

34.5

35.2

34.6

36.8

34.6

We are delighted that a significantly higher number of our children achieve a Good Level of Development compared to National and that this has been the case for the last 4 years. The slight variation in our figures each year is attributed to the strengths of each cohort, some of which have presented complex communication and social/emotional issues.

Year One Phonics Test Results

% of children reaching the National Phonic Standard

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

33%

69%

80%

74%

86%

77%

80%

80.6%

97%

81%

95%

83%

97%

82%

We are absolutely delighted with the fact that the vast majority of our Year One children meet the National Phonic Standard. This is a reflection on our communication and language focus throughout school and our commitment to ensure these life skills are well embedded in each child by the time they leave us.

The extremely small minority who do not meet the Phonic Standard all have significant speech and language issues, which can affect pronunciation skills. However, these children still make good progress relative to their starting points, which is evidenced in school. 

Year Two Phonic Test Retests

% of children reaching the National Phonic Standard in Year 2, who didn’t meet it in Year 1

2016

2017

2018

2019

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

50%

67%

86%

62%

100%

61%

97%

91%

In 2019 we had one Year Two child who did not meet the National Phonic Standard however their score significantly increased from the previous year.

Year Two National Assessments at the End of Key Stage One

% of children reaching or exceeding the Expected Standard in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, and all subjects combined.

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

 

School 

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

Reading

80%

74%

75%

76%

92%

75%

85%

75%

Writing

77%

66%

53%

68%

80%

70%

90%

69%

Maths

87%

73%

75%

75%

74%

76%

90%

76%

Science

90%

82%

65%

83%

100%

83%

98%

82%

RWM Combined

73%

60%

50%

64%

69%

65%

80%

65%

RWMS Combined

73%

60%

48%

63%

69%

65%

80%

65%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are absolutely delighted that our 2019 results are so much higher than National in all subjects. This reflects the year-long focus on Maths and Writing in Year 2 to ensure they were prepared to meet the National Standards more fully than in previous years. Although the figure for Reading has dropped from 2018, it is still well above the National figure. It should be noted that the 2018 cohort were a group of exceptional readers!

 

'Vulnerable' Children Eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Children who are eligible for the government’s Pupil Premium funding are known as ‘Vulnerable’, as data shows they often perform below children who do not receive the funding. Schools are expected to close this gap in achievement between our 'Vulnerable' children and the overall national score of ‘All Children’.

Children achieving a Good Level of Development at the End of Reception:

GLD

Our 'PPG' Children

National 'All' Children

Difference

National 'PPG' Children

National 'All' Children

Difference

2016

67%

69%

-2%

55%

69%

-14%

2017

100%

71%

+29%

57%

71%

-14%

2018

50%

72%

-22%

57%

72%

-15%

2019

100%

72%

+28%

56%

72%

-16%

Children meeting the National Phonic Standard at the End of Year One:

Y1 Phonics

Our 'PPG' Children

National 'All' Children

Difference

National 'PPG’ Children

National 'All' Children

Difference

2016

67%

81%

-14%

70%

81%

-11%

2017

100%

81%

+19%

70%

81%

-11%

2018

88%

83%

+5%

72%

83%

-11%

2019

100%

82%

+18%

70%

82%

-12%

Children Meeting or Exceeding the Expected Standard at the End of Year Two

 

Reading

Our 'PPG' Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

 

National 'PPG’ Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

2016

67%

74%

-7%

59%

74%

-15%

2017

67%

76%

-9%

61%

76%

-15%

2018

82%

75%

+7%

63%

75%

-12%

2019

90%

75%

+15%

78%

75%

+3%

 

Writing

Our 'PPG' Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

National 'PPG’ Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

2016

73%

65%

+8%

50%

65%

-15%

2017

33%

68%

-35%

52%

68%

-16%

2018

64%

70%

-6%

56%

70%

-14%

2019

94%

69%

+25%

73%

69%

+4%

 

Maths

Our 'PPG' Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

National 'PPG’ Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

2016

80%

73%

+7%

58%

73%

-15%

2017

50%

75%

-25%

60%

75%

-15%

2018

55%

76%

-21%

63%

76%

-13%

2019

90%

76%

+11%

79%

76%

+3%

 

Science

Our 'PPG' Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

National 'PPG’ Children

National 'All' Children

 

Difference

2016

80%

82%

-2%

68%

82%

-14%

2017

50%

83%

-33%

69%

83%

-14%

2018

100%

83%

+17%

69%

83%

-14%

2019

100%

82%

+18%

83%

82%

+1%

Overall, we are very pleased with how we are closing the achievement gap in all areas, in all year groups. We use our Pupil Premium Grant funding to pay for additional support staff hours, which enables them to run catch-up programmes in Reading, Writing, Maths, Phonics, Communication and Wellbeing.

The fact that in 2019 all our Vulnerable children not only out-performed Vulnerable children Nationally, they also outperformed ‘all’ children Nationally at the end of Key Stage One shows that our use of Pupil Premium funding is effective and we shall continue to use it in this way.

Latest Ofsted Report

Please click the link to access our latest Ofsted report, from November 2021. We firmly dispute the findings of this inspection and asked for a number of changes to be made to the draft report; some of these were made and the final report is available below, althought the final grading remains unchanged. We made a detailed, formal complaint about  the attitudes of the Lead Inspector and how the inspection was conducted. Click on the letter to read the reply from Ofsted. Unfortunately none of our objections were upheld, which is the response other schools have also found, when making complaints about the new Inspection framework and attitudes of Inspectors. It should be noted that the only evidence the investigating officer looked at were the notes written by the Lead Inspector. 

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/107607

Response from Ofsted, December 2021

We firmly believe we remain a 'Good' school. Our judgement is based on our end of year results, the day to day progress children make, our Safeguarding work and our Social, Emotional and Mental Health support for children, families and staff.  We feel that the timing of the Inspection, right at the start of the new school year, after 2 years of the Covid-19 pandemic and our children working in isolated bubbles had a negative impact on how much our children could recollect about their previous school experiences. Not a single child in our school currently has known a 'normal' Earlsheaton school year, but the impact of this was not taken into account by the Inspectors. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and creative, and we are committed to further developing this over the next 3 years to ensure children make as many links between thier learning as they can. We are also proud of our drive to develop children's communication skills; children leave us as confident Speakers, Readers and Writers with a basic understanding of Makaton sign langage. We are fiercely proud of our children and delighted to have such strong support from families and the local community. 

Ofsted Parent View

Please click the link below to complete Parent View, which is Ofsted's parent/carer survey.

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk​

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