In May all Y6 pupils complete end of Key Stage 2 tests. The results of these test are used to measure the individual progress a pupil has made in their time at primary school before moving on to their secondary school. These results (2017) are also used by Ofsted & the Local Authority to measure the success of the school against other schools nationally.
Results of Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs) for Wellow in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (GPS), alongside Teacher Assessment in Writing are as follows: Children sitting key stage 2 tests in 2016 were the first to be taught and assessed under the new National Curriculum. The expected standard has been raised and the accountability framework for schools has also changed. These changes mean that the expected standard this year is higher and not comparable with the expected standard used in previous year’s statistics. It would therefore be incorrect and misleading to make direct comparisons showing changes over time. (DfE SFR 5 July 2016)
Progress Measures this year are based around a scale where a score of 0 would equate to an ‘expected’ rate of progress. A score above 0 means that the child has made more progress than other children nationally with the same Key Stage 1 average points score. The pupils’ individual scores are combined for a school score:
Reading Progress – +1
Writing Progress – +1.5
Maths Progress – +0.3
Additional Educational Needs (AEN)
If your child requires individual support for learning, the Class Teacher will speak to you about additional provision. This is usually within the class, or for a period of time, working 1:1 or as part of a small group,with an adult on a specific programme.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress, we recommend that you speak to the Class Teacher in the first instance, who will always refer you to the School Specialist Teachers as necessary.