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July 2016 Results, Ofsted Report and Ofsted Parent View Survey

Earlsheaton Infants Results Trends

We are delighted with our 2016 results, which were due to all the hard work done by our children and staff. It also shows the impact of new resources and the extra hours given to our Teaching Assistants to run a range of 'catch up' intervention programmes, for those children who need a bit extra. 

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).

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

School

National

School

National

School

National

School

National

GLD

75%

52%

77%

60%

66%

66%

83%

69%

APS

36.1

32.8

34.6

34.3

34.6

34.3

35.7

34.4

We were confident that the dip in our results in 2015 (although we were still in line with the National figure) was down to a cohort variation; a large number of children showed social/emotional and communication issues which we supported by an Intervention programme called SULP. As we predicted, our Good Level of Development scores- which indicate Key Stage One ‘readiness’ -have sharply risen again to be well above the national figure.

Year One Phonics Test Results

% of children reaching the National Phonic Standard

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

School

Nat.

35%

58%

33%

69%

80%

74%

86%

77%

80%

80.6%

After disappointing results in 2012 and 2013 we introduced a daily phonic lesson where children were grouped according to the stage they were at, rather than their age. This had an immediate effect and results have risen since then. We were delighted with how far above the the national figure our children have been for the past two years. Although this has fallen to be in line with the National figure in 2016 we know this is due to the cohort variation seen at the end of Reception in 2015. We predict our 2017 results will rise above National again, as the Good Level of Development scores have done.

Year Two National Assessments at the End of Key Stage One

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

2016

School

Kirklees

National

Reading

80%

71%

74%

Writing

77%

63%

66%

Maths

87%

70%

73%

Science

90%

79%

82%

RWM Combined

73%

57%

60%

RWMS Combined

73%

57%

60%

2016 was the first year of assessing using the new National Standard benchmark for the end of Key Stage One and cannot, in any way, be compared to previous Year Two results. Previously children were assessed as being in one of four levelled ability bandings but these do not correlate to the 2016 National Standard, which they have either met or not. Another difference is that previously a ‘best fit’ method was employed to find the level children were at, which meant as long as they were meeting the majority of statements consistently the odd one or two could be less secure. There is no room for manoeuvre in the new assessment system and, to be judged at the National Standard, schools must have ample evidence that children are consistently meeting each and every one of the statements. We enforced this approach very strictly and were pleased with how our results compared to other schools, both in Kirklees and Nationally.

'Vulnerable' Children Eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant

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:

Our 'Vulnerable' Children

National 'All' Children

Difference

67%

69%

-2%

As the achievement gap in 2015 was -10% this shows that the way we are spending our funding is having a positive effect.

Children meeting the Standard in the Year One Phonic Test:

Our 'Vulnerable' Children

National 'All' Children

Difference

67%

81%

-14%

The gap has widened here since 2015 but we are confident that this is a cohort specific issue. There are some specific social and emotional needs in this year group that we identified in Reception and have been supporting since. These children are making progress but at a slightly slower rate than their peers.

Children Meeting the Expected Standard at the End of Year Two

Year Two Exit - % Expected+

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

Science

Our 'Vulnerable' Children

67%

73%

80%

80%

National 'All' Children

74%

65%

73%

82%

Difference

-7%

+8%

+7%

-2%

This shows that the gap has closed significantly in Reading and Science and that our Vulnerable children outperformed All children nationally in Writing and Maths. We feel this demonstrates the effective spending of the Pupil Premium grant. 

Latest Ofsted Report

Please click the link to access our last Ofsted report, from May 2016. We were judged to be 'Good' overall.

http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/107607​

Ofsted Parent View

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

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk​