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At Barnsole Primary School, we believe pupils should make good progress in learning every lesson, every day, every week, every term and every year. We know that when pupils make steady and even progress they are more likely to continue making good progress at secondary school and beyond.

Additionally, we also believe that the process of collecting data is not an outcome of a process but the beginning of many processes. It is what is done with the data that really matters.

Pupil achievement is judged in two ways:

  1. Attainment – this referred to whether a pupil is working 'at the expected level' or 'working at greater depth'.
  2. Progress – this refers to how well pupils have progressed in their learning from their starting point

 

What does Good Level of Development mean in Early Years?

The Good Level of Development (GLD) is a performance measure used at the end of Reception. Children are defined as having reached a Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the expected level for the ELGs in the prime areas of learning and the specific areas of mathematics and literacy. This helps teachers and parents to understand broadly what a child can do in relation to national expectations.

 

What is the Year 1 Phonics Test?

Officially named the Phonics Screening Check, the Year 1 Phonics Test occurs in the month of June when all Year 1 pupils, and some Year 2 pupils, will take a test to assess their phonics abilities. The test is designed to see if pupils have learnt phonic decoding and blending skills to an appropriate standard. Each test contains 40 words. The test is carried out one-to-one between teacher and pupil. The child must read out each word to their teacher. The 40 words contain 20 real words and 20 pseudo words (alien or nonsense words). The Phonics Screening Check is not about passing or failing; its main function is to check that children are making adequate progress. If a child does not reach the expected standard, then the child may be required to re-take the test in year 2. The results are shared with parents in the End of Year pupil reports.

 

What are SATS?

SATS are tests which are given in all state primary schools in Year 2 and Year 6. SATS is the acronym for Standard Assessment Tests or they are sometimes called National Curriculum Tests. SATS are taken at the end of Year 2 and then of Year Six. 

At the end of Year Two children are tested on the Maths and English syllabus for Key Stage One so these are called KS1 SATS. At the end of Year Six children are tested on the Maths and English syllabus for Key Stage Two so these are called KS2 SATS. SATS Tests have historically included Science but currently just Maths and English are tested.

SATS tests are designed to two things. Firstly, to see how well schools are performing and secondly to see how well children individually have learnt. SATS tests cannot be failed. SATS test do also play a role in defining some of the next educational steps for your child. If for instance in Year Two they do not do well are significantly below the expected levels then this may trigger some intervention concerns with parents and with the school. This may contribute to additional help for that child as they go into Year Three. Normally these things would be decided through normal teacher assessment but sometimes SATS can help to confirm a position.

In KS2 the results are sent to the child’s secondary school and there they will normally be used to help decisions on setting or streaming. It is worth adding that sets in secondary schools are not set in stone and purely defined by SATS. Children will move into and out of these sets depending on their performance at secondary school.

Our current data is below.

Early Years – Good Level of Development (GLD)

% Barnsole

2019

% National                                                  2018

GLD

74

72

 

Phonics

% Barnsole at Required Standard

2019

% National Average at Required Standard 2018

Year 1

89

82

Year 2: Cumulative

96

92

 

Key Stage 1

 

% Barnsole ARE+

2019

% Barnsole GD

2019

% National ARE+ 2018

% National GD

2018

Reading

77

28

75

26

Writing

78

14

70

16

Mathematics

81

27

76

22

Combined

76

13

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Key Stage 2

 

% Barnsole ARE+

2019

% Barnsole GD

2019

% National ARE+ 2019

% National GD  2019

Reading

66

21

73

27

Writing

75

18

78

20

Mathematics

71

25

79

27

SPaG

75

36

78

36

Combined

58

8

65

11

 

Key Stage 2

 

Barnsole Progress  Measure 2019

Barnsole Progress Measure 2018 (NA = 0)

National Progress           Floor Measure 2018 *

Reading

-4.8

1.3

-5.0

Writing

-3.1

-0.1

-7.0

Mathematics

-3.8

0.4

-5.0