End of Key Stage Results Summary

End of Key Stage Results for 2017


Parents and carers may be interested in knowing how well Foulds children have achieved in the end of year statutory assessments in 2017.  Each cohort of children is different and has a different range of needs, so year on year comparisons are not always useful. All data is unvalidated and may change, although not significantly.

Reception

At the end of Reception, teachers assess whether or not children have achieved a Good Level of Development (GLD) in the prime areas of learning and reading, writing and maths.

These are our results compared with National


Percentage of children achieving GLD in 2017

Foulds

National

78%

71%

This is a very positive picture and the staff and children are to be congratulated on their hard work in achieving such good attainment and progress.



Phonics Check Year 1

At the end of Year 1 pupils sit a phonics screening check. Again, each cohort of children is different and has a different range of needs, so year on year comparisons are not always useful.

Percentage of children meeting expected standard in the phonics check in 2016

Foulds

National

78%

81%


Year 2 SATS

At the end of Year 2 children sit tests and their teachers form a judgment (using the information from the tests and from their work in class) as to whether or not children are meeting national expected standard or are working at greater depth within the expected standard.


Percentage of children attaining expected standard or higher in 2017:


Foulds all pupils (45)

National

Commentary

(all pupils)

Reading

82%

76

Above

Writing

67

68

In line

Maths

78

75

above



Percentage of children attaining Greater Depth standard in 2017


Foulds all pupils (45)

National

Commentary

(all pupils)

Reading

47

25

above

Writing

22

16

above

Maths

38

21

above


The staff and children have again worked very hard and we are proud of the progress that has been made by all and the rise in attainment. Whilst we are pleased with the percentage of children working at expected standard in reading and at greater depth in all subjects, children’s achievement in writing will continue be our area for development going forward.



Year 6 SATs


At the end of Year 6 pupils are assessed in writing and sit tests in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.


Percentage of pupils meeting expected standard or higher in 2017:


Foulds all pupils (44)

National

Commentary  (all pupils)

Reading (test)

89

71

Above

sig+

Writing (not a test, teacher assessment only)

75

76

In line

Maths (test)

86

75

above

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (test)

84

77

above

Meeting Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths

70

61

above

High scaled score in reading

34

25

above

Greater Depth in Writing

21

18

above

High scaled score in Maths

23

23

In line

High scaled score in GPS

32

31

In line

High level of attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths

9

9

In line

Average progress in reading

-0.1

0

In line

Average progress in writing

-3.4

0

Below

sig-

Average progress in maths

-1.4

0

below

Average scaled score in reading

107

104

Above

sig+

Average scaled score in maths

105

104

In line


We are pleased overall and feel that these results reflect the hard work by both the children and the staff.  As in KS1, spelling is an area which we will be working on to enable us to do better in writing next year - a child cannot now be judged to be meeting the expected standard if they cannot reliably spell most of the year 6 spelling list words such as exaggerate, parliament, foreign, cemetery and privilege.


With so many changes to the curriculum and assessment, this has been a year of challenges for us all and we must recognise that our staff have worked extremely hard each day to give your children the best education possible and your children have risen to the challenge of even higher expectations of them this year. We are inevitably judged by the DfE and by Ofsted on our data. However, the data does not reflect how well your children do socially and emotionally. It doesn’t reflect the high level of involvement and achievement in sporting activities, performing arts and clubs. It doesn’t reflect your child’s attitude and aspirations, their ability to be resilient in their learning and when faced with challenges, nor does it reflect their ability to be creative or to work well in a team. Please take a moment to look on our website at our “Ethos and Vision” section because that is what we are judging ourselves against, as a school community, it’s not all about data. We aim to develop the whole child, not just their ability to do well in tests. Thank you for your support this year, our working partnerships with you, our parents and carers, are so important and will continue to be as we move forward and aim to improve on what we have achieved this year.