Achievements and Assessment

 

Amazing SATs results – Sulivan does it again!

We are very proud of the children’s progress and achievements. The teaching and learning at Sulivan goes from strength to strength and our pupils continue to make good progress throughout the school.

Assessment of children’s progress and attainment is fundamental to providing relevant and challenging education. Teachers use daily formative assessment to plan the next steps in learning and to differentiate learning within their class. Children become a part of this process as we ask them to regularly reflect on their achievements and acknowledge their progress and targets. Teachers and pupils use a range of methods to do this in every day classroom practise. We know that children (like adults) are able to achieve more when they are aware of what they have learned and where they need to improve. Teachers ensure that this process is purposeful and managed appropriately so that children feel confident when taking their next steps.

Every six weeks children are assessed using more formal methods appropriate for their age. This allows teachers to effectively track and monitor progress and attainment and ensure that appropriate support is given in a timely way. It also allows teachers and pupils to celebrate achievements and set new targets.

This summative assessment is analysed by teachers and gives a more detailed view on children’s attainment. We run a wide range of intervention and booster groups that are tailored to the needs of children or groups of children as a result of our assessment cycle. All of our assessment methods are carried out with the same approach we take in all of our activities; nurturing, challenging and fostering aspiration.

Foundation Stage

As your child ends Reception and “graduate” to Key Stage 1, they are presented with a Learning Journal. This precious document tracks your child’s achievement within the EYFS curriculum. It is full of photos, comments and quotations from your child’s time in the Foundation Stage.

Key Stage 1

At the end of Year 2, we are required to report an end of KS1 result for each child in Reading, Writing, Maths and Speaking and Listening. Teachers award a National Curriculum Level for each of these subjects based on the results of Year 2 SATs test in Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths. These tests are internally marked and are used to inform a teacher’s final assessment. The assessment level is reported to parents and carers in the child’s end of year Report.

Key Stage 2

Children in Year 6 undertake the national SATs examinations in the final term of Year 6. These consist of a Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Maths test. Since 2013 children are not externally examinated in Writing, instead teachers are advised to set writing tasks in test conditions and make a judgement of their attainment and national curriculum level. These are then submitted to the DfE and schools are periodically moderated to ensure standards are consistent.

Key Stage 1 Year 2 Results 2015 

Key Stage 1 Reading Writing Maths
Level 2 + 94% 94% 94%
Level 2b +
(national average)
88% 81% 88%
Level 3 22% 16% 35%

Reading 

Results  % Level 2+
Level 2b+ Level 3
2013 – 37 pupils 95 89 30
2014 – 38 pupils 95 95 37
2015 – 32 pupils 94 88 22
LBHF 2015 91 84 33

Writing

Results % Level 2+ Level 2b+ Level 3
2013 – 37 pupils 95 84 22
2014 – 38 pupils 97 87 32
2015 – 32 pupils 94 81 16
LBHF 2015 89 74 22

Mathematics 

Results % Level 2+ Level 2b+ Level 3
2013 97 84 24
2014 100 95 32
2015 94 88 35
LBHF 2015 93 85 30

Sulivan’s KS2 Results

KEY STAGE 2 READING WRITING MATHS
Level 4 +
(national expectation)
100% 88% 97%
Level 5 + 56% 62% 50%
Level 6 3% 3% 22%

English – Reading

Results % Level 4+ Level 5+ Level 6 Two levels of progress
2013 – 29 pupils 90 48 0  92
2014 – 31 pupils 94 71 0  96
2015 – 31 pupils 100 56 3  100
2015 LBHF 91 54 /  93

Writing ( Teacher Assessment )

Writing is assessed by the class teacher; it is no longer assessed externally.

RESULTS % LEVEL 4+ LEVEL 5+ LEVEL 6 TWO LEVELS OF PROGRESS
2013 – 29 pupils 83 41 0  92
2014 – 31 pupils 94 35 0  96
2015 – 31 pupils 97 47 13  100
2015 LBHF 89 40 /  95

SPAG – Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test

RESULTS % LEVEL 4+ LEVEL 5+ LEVEL 6
2013 – 29 pupils 66 55 0
2014 – 31 pupils 81 68 0
2015 – 31 pupils 88 62 3
2015 LBHF 84 62 /

Mathematics

RESULTS % LEVEL 4+ LEVEL 5+ LEVEL 6 TWO LEVELS OF PROGRESS
2013 – 29 pupils 86 41 0  100
2014 – 31 pupils 100 55 16  96
2015 – 31 pupils 97 50 22  97
2015 LBHF 89 47 /  91

 

English and Maths Combined Mathematics

(number of children who achieved a Level 4 in both English and Maths)

RESULTS % LEVEL 4+ LEVEL 5+ LEVEL 6
2013 83 31 0
2014 94 32 0
2015  94 38 3
2015 LBHF 84 28 /

OfSTED Dashboard

In 2013 OfSTED launched its online OfSTED Dashboard which shows snapshot of school performance over a 3 year period. It also reports achievements in comparison with similar schools. “These are defined as schools whose pupils arrived with a similar average level of attainment (average prior attainment score). For Key Stage 2 primary schools this will be the Key Stage 1 assessment results. The measure does not take into account other contextual factors such as deprivation or levels of special needs, because these factors should already be reflected in the prior attainment of the pupils.”

School Data Dashboard guidance February 2013

Ofsted Dashboard- Update March 2014  

The DfE publishes performance and contextual data for members of the public on the

DfE School Comparison Site.