Birchwood Grove

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Ofsted & Performance

Inspection judgements 2019

Overall effectiveness

3

Outcomes for pupils

3

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment 

3

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

2

Effectiveness of leadership and management

3

Early Years provision

2


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Performance 2018 and 2019

Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Test Results 2017-18 , 2018-19

“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

Key Stage 2 national curriculum test results 2018

 In 2016, new tests were introduced to assess pupils’ Reading, Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation and Mathematics, against the more challenging national curriculum.These tests do not use ‘levels’ but ‘scaled scores’ to show how well pupils have achieved. The scaled score can be as low as 80 or as high as 120.

The DfE use information from test trials to set the scaled scores. If a child has reached the scaled score ‘100’, then s/he has met the ‘expected’ standard. If a child has reached the scaled score ‘110’, then s/he has a ‘high scaled score’.

The results for Year 6 pupils in May 2019 show that attainment in the Reading test and the Maths tests was in line with national averages. The test results for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling was disappointing, compared to the children’s work in school and their performance on practice tests.

 

 A full review of the tests has been carried out and actions to improve attainment and progress identified. More information about these can be found on the 'improving our school document'

 

Reading

Writing 

Maths 

Average progress scores 2018

-3.21

-4.88

-5.85 

Average progress scores 2019 

0.6

-0.9

-1.2

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’ 2018 

104.1

100.5 

Average ‘Scaled scores’ 2019 

 

 104.73

 104.73

 
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. 

2018 

2019 

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

75% 

73%

 

76% 

73%

 

74% 

76%

 

21% 

35%

 

Maths

76% 

79%

 

73% 

76%

 

53% 

78%

 

6% 

18%

 

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 

78% 

78%

 

75% 

75%

 

79% 

67%

 

19% 

35%

 

Writing 

(Teacher assessment) 

78% 

78%

 

75% 

76%

 

74% 

76%

 

4% 

16%

 

Reading, Writing & Maths combined 

64% 

65%

 

61% 

62%

 

43% 

65%

 

0% 

10%

 



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 2019.

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.

2018

2019

 

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

75%

75%

75%

75%

73%

60%

28%

8%

Writing

70%

69%

66%

68%

58%

47%

7%

7%

Maths

76%

76%

74%

74%

77%

63%

10%

7%

 

Click here to the DfE School Performance Tables for Birchwood Grove.

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