By achievement we mean two things, how well your child is doing overall and how much progress they are making. We look in particular detail at English and Maths which are at the heart of our curriculum. St John’s is a Christian school, so we also look at Religious Education in detail and at the whole child so for example in the school report you receive at the end of the year you will get information on other curriculum areas (PE, art etc) and how your child is developing overall (behaviour, social skills etc).
How We Track Achievement
- By observing and listening to children in lessons
- By marking their work
- By keeping an ongoing record of each child’s progress
- By looking at their progress overall every term with a senior teacher
- By giving tests where necessary
How you can find out how your child is doing
- By coming to our parents’ consultation evenings
- By asking informally at the end of the school day or making an appointment to see your teacher
- If you have other concerns by making an appointment to see a senior member of staff
School Performance as a whole
From 2017, the new more challenging national curriculum, which was introduced in 2014, was assessed by new tests and interim frameworks for teacher assessment. Results are no longer reported as levels: each pupil receives their test results as a scaled score and teacher assessments based on the standards in the interim framework.
To help parents understand the new assessments the government have published information leaflets.
Because of the changes set out above, figures from 2016 onwards are not comparable to those for earlier years. The national expectations for pupils at the end of key stage 2 have been raised.
Year on year comparisons
KS2 test results and progress
We are once again very proud of our students and teachers’ hard work this year in adjusting to the demands of the new, more challenging curriculum. Nationally, 65% of pupils reached the expected standard in all of reading, writing and mathematics combined and 10% reached a high standard* in all of these assessments. Here at St John’s, 86% of pupils reached the expected standard in all of reading, writing and mathematics and 23.4% reached a high standard* in all of these assessments. See table below.
(Click here to view the Department for Education’s Provisional 2019 key stage 2 results for pupils in schools in England at national, regional and local authority level.)
* Includes pupils who achieved a high score (scaled score of 110 or greater) in reading and mathematics and who were working at greater depth in writing. Click here for information on the new scoring – scaled scores for KS2
KS1 results and progress
In the Year 1 phonics assessment nationally 82% of pupils met the expected standard in phonics in year 1, at St John’s 93% of our pupils achieved this standard. In the Key Stage 1 assessments at teh end of year 2 in reading, nationally 75% of pupils met the expected
standard, at St John’s 89% met this standard. In maths, nationally 76% met the expected
standard, at St John’s 89% achieved the required standard. In writing nationally 69% of pupils met the expected standard and at St John’s 85% met the exptected standard.
(Click here to view the Department for Education’s Provisional 2019 key stage 1 results for pupils in schools in England at national, regional and local authority level.)