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Southfield School Pupil Progress Report 2015 to 2016

All pupils at Southfield have an Education and Health Care plan (EHCP) and are attaining significantly below age related expectations, due to a range of Special Educational needs. This means that Southfield pupils are “not ready to sit the relevant national curriculum tests by the time they reach the end of key stages 1 (end of Yr. 2) and 2 (end of Yr. 6)”. Rochford Review 2016. However it is important to measure progress, so that we can share and celebrate pupils’ achievements, plan well for the next steps in their learning and make sure that they are making good progress to prepare them well for the next phase in their education.  “Performance scales (P scales) were designed to sit below the level descriptors used to assess the old national curriculum. It is currently a statutory requirement to use P scales to assess and report the attainment of pupils with SEND who are not working at the standard of mainstream statutory requirements” Rochford Review 2016. P scales will be retained nationally until summer 2017. Currently the main measure of progress used at Southfield is PIVATS. This uses P scale statements to measure progress (but breaks each level down so that small steps of progress can be measured), and is aligned to the new national curriculum for reading, writing and maths.

All pupils (irrespective of their needs) are expected to make the same progress as pupils in mainstream schools. For pupils working below age related expectations this rate of progress is two whole P levels in each key stage (KS1:- Y1&2, KS2:- Y3-6).

The tables below show the rates of progress of Southfield Pupils in 2015 to 2016. In order to set these findings into an appropriate context the rates of progress made by pupils at Southfield have been compared with other LD schools in Hertfordshire, where progress is recognised by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’.

2015 to 2016 % Pupils making at least 1 whole P level in a year (KS1 and KS2 pupils)

Southfield EYFS (reception)

 

Southfield

Colnbrook

 

English

40%

35%

43%

Maths

40.9%

34%

86%

PHSE

42.28

29%

100%

Science

39.26%

27%

43%

End of KS2 % Pupils making at least two whole P levels progress

 

Southfield

Colnbrook

Middleton

English

100%

100%

100%

Maths

86%

100%

100%

PHSE

100%

 

 

Science

100%

94%

 

Southfield can demonstrate good progress, as the outcomes for pupils are above national figures. In 2016 53% of KS2 pupils reached the new expected standard and 5% reached a high standard in reading, writing and mathematics. Progress is not yet outstanding though as the proportion of pupils exceeding expected progress in English and maths is not yet high enough.

"There is limited nationally comparative data available to schools for whom the majority of their pupils are not working at age-related expected levels. However, the Commission recommends schools focus their efforts on demonstrating improved outcomes for individuals, taking into consideration their age and starting point." DFE Commission for Assessment 2015

• 'Good' progress is defined by Ofsted when outcomes are 'close to or above national figures.'

• 'Outstanding' is defined as when the 'proportions exceeding expected progress in English and Maths are high when compared with national figures.' (Taken from The Key website Oct 2015)

It is important to ensure that the progress of vulnerable pupils within the school is in line with that of their peers. Girls made less progress in Maths and Science than other cohorts, and pupils with ASC made less progress in PHSE. The school will need to take action to ensure that these issues are addressed. However the cohort of girls is very small and contains a higher proportion of pupils with severe learning difficulties when compared with the whole school (25% compared to10%). There were also a high proportion of girls in the cohort who were ‘near misses’ with regards to making 1 level of progress (25%).

2015 to 2016 % Pupils making at least 1 whole P level in a year (KS1 and KS2 pupils) vulnerable groups

 

Whole school

Girls

ASC

Pupil Premium

English

40%

33%

40%

50%

Maths

40.9%

12%

42.84%

38.5%

PHSE

42.28

44%

29%

38.5%

Science

39.26%

22%

40%

44%