Data and Attainment

The academic year from 2014-5 was another year for outstanding progress and achievement for the children at Deansfield. Our results continued to be very high, in comparison with both local and national data – meaning that we are providing an excellent 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 Deansfield proportions of children meeting expected standards have decreased from the usually high outcomes of previous years and this has been replicated in many other outstanding 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 support children 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.

 

We want to acknowledge how hard children and teachers have worked this year. We are confident that children at Deansfield have had great teaching delivered through a precise and motivational curriculum and we are pleased that our children are happy 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 (EYFS)

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 more than 20% above the national average and reflect the outstanding provision in our EYFS.

 

2015

2016

2015

2016

2015

2016

 

School

RBG

National

% Good level of Development

87%

90%

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. Our results continue to be above both RBG and National figures.

Phonics

2014

2015

2016

 

School

RBG

National

School

RBG

National

School

RBG

National

Year 1

90%

81%

74%

88%

83%

77%

86%

84%

81%

Year 2 (retake)

89%

69%

66%

86%

63%

66%

86%

61%

67%

 

KS1 Summary

Our attainment continues to exceed that achieved locally and nationally. The % of children achieving a higher level of attainment ‘Greater Depth’ in Reading, Writing and Maths is significantly above both the local and national

Our excellent results build on the high standards that we achieve in Early Years and reflect the outstanding provision that is provided in KS1.
 

Key Stage 1      
    School National

Reading

Teacher Assessment

% at expected standard+ 85% 74%
  % Greater Depth 57% 24%
       

Writing

Teacher assessment

% at expected standard+ 82% 66%
  % Greater Depth 38% 13%
       

Maths

Teacher assessment

% at expected standard+ 87% 73%
  % Greater Depth 40% 18%

Combined

Reading, Writing and Maths

Teacher Assessment

% at expected standard+ 82% 60%
  % Greater Depth 30% 9%

 

KS2 Summary

Key Stage 2
2016

 
 

School

Test

School

TA

National

Test

National

TA

Reading % at expected standard (100+) 67% 88% 66% 80%
  % Higher Standard 25% NA 19% NA
  Average Scaled score 104 NA 103 NA

Writing

% at expected standard (100+

NA 90% NA 74%
  % Higher Standard NA 39% NA 15%
Maths % at expected standard (100+) 63% 86% 70% 78%
  % Higher Standard 16% NA 17% NA
  Average Scaled score 102 NA 103 NA

Reading, Writing & Maths
Combined

% at expected standard (100+) 51% 86% 53% 78%
  % Higher Standard 10% NA 5% NA
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar % at expected standard (100+) 67% NA 72% NA
  % Higher Standard 16% NA 23% NA
  Average Scaled 103 NA 104 NA

Average progress
Value added

Reading -1.0   0.0  
  Writing   2.7   0.0  
  Maths -3.0   0.0  

 

Pupil Premium Summary

The government continues to provide funding targeted at addressing underlying inequalities and aiming to tackle the disadvantages that some children experience in life. As a school we used the money carefully to ensure that our vulnerable children achieved the best support possible. One of the measures for assessing the impact of this funding is to look at those children who claim free school meals (FSM).

How we used Pupil Premium

  • We have a specialist MFL teacher who releases class teachers to provide focused support to close learning gaps in reading, writing and maths.
  • We provide outstanding training for all staff to ensure that all children get the best provision within the classroom and through intervention groups.
  • We ensure that all children receive cultural enrichment for example through developing creative partnerships for example with The Tower of London and The Unicorn Theatre.
  • We provide cutting edge technology to support children’s learning.

 

Pupil Premium Impact

Our PP gap closed for attainment in the academic year of 2014/2015, but widened for KS2 in the academic year of 2015/2016 (See Pupil Premium Statement). We are aware that due to vulnerability factors, narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils will always be a focus.