Birchwood Grove

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Ofsted & Performance

Inspection judgements 2012

Overall effectiveness

1

Achievement of pupils

1

Quality of teaching

1

Behaviour and safety of pupils

1

Leadership and management

1


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Performance 2016 and 2017

Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Test Results 2015-2016 , 2016-17

“2016 was the first year of the new key stage 2 tests in maths, reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling. The tests assess children against a national standard…. As the new standard is higher than the old one, fewer children have met the new expected standard than the previous standard.”

 Standards and Testing Agency July 2016

As you know, Birchwood Grove staff, parents and governors have always been proud of the progress pupils have made from starting school to Year 6, and in the standards reached by our pupils at the end of Year 2 and Year 6.

The May 2016 test results for our Year 6 pupils were significantly lower than in previous years for our school, despite the efforts of the pupils, staff and their parents.  This pattern was replicated across the country.  In addition, these lower results  affected the average measured progress for the whole group of pupils. We are pleased that our 2017 test results show an improvement but recognise that further improvements need to be made. 

To ensure that our pupils’ progress from this academic year onwards, the leadership team have drawn up a plan identifying the key actions that are being taken.  The governors will be involved in monitoring the success of these actions on a regular basis.  Please see ‘Improving our school’ on the school website for more information.

The table below shows the average progress scores for the Reading and Maths tests, and Writing teacher assessments.

 

Reading 

Writing

Maths

Average progress scores 2016

-2.95

-0.55

-4.33

Average progress scores 2017

 -2.32

-2.26

-4.42

Each pupil’s test result was turned into a ‘scaled score’.  A pupil with a score of 100 or above was deemed to have met the ‘expected standard’.  The table below shows the average ‘Scaled score’.

 

Reading

Maths

Average ‘Scaled scores’ 2016

    102.0

    100.9

Average ‘Scaled scores’ 2017

 103.9

 101.9


The table below shows the percentages of children who reached age related expectations in their SATs for this school, for West Sussex and the national results.

2016

2017 

National

Percentage who

achieved expected

standard

West Sussex

LA schools

Percentage who

achieved the

expected standard

Birchwood Grove

Percentage who

achieved the

expected standard

Birchwood Grove Percentage who

achieved a high level of attainment

Reading

 

66%

71%

65%

70%

65%

76%

14%

20%

Maths

 

70%

75%

63%

71%

57%

70%

8%

10%

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

72%

77%

68%

73%

67%

76%

10%

22%

Writing

(Teacher assessment)

74%

76%

61%

69%

86%

76%

14%

20%

Reading, Writing & Maths combined

53%

61%

45%

55%

51%

56%

2%

6%


Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Teacher Assessments 2015-16, 

2016-17

2016 was the first year of the new key stage 1 Teacher Assessment arrangements in reading, writing and maths.  The children also took National Curriculum tests in reading and mathematics, although the results of these tests are not published but used to inform each child’s Teacher Assessment. The teachers assessed children against a new national standard with higher expectations of pupils. 

Birchwood Grove’s teacher assessments were moderated by the West Sussex moderation team in 2016 and had a very high accuracy rate (98%).

The table below shows the percentages of children who reached age related expectations in the teacher assessments for this school, for West Sussex and the national results for the last two years.

2016

2017 

 

National 

Percentage who

achieved expected

standard or above

West Sussex

LA Schools

Percentage who

achieved the

expected standard or above

Birchwood Grove

Percentage who

achieved the

expected standard or above

Birchwood Grove

Percentage who

achieved at greater depth

Reading

74%

76%

69%

73%

92%

78%

33%

18%

Writing

65%

68%

53%

61%

77%

65%

15%

7%

Maths

73%

75%

65%

70%

 

81%

73%

31%

12%

Click here to read the report on 2015-2016 Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results.

Click here to the DfE School Performance Tables.