Throughout the year at Earlsmead, teachers are assessing pupils carefully in order to ensure they are being challenged and making the best progress they can. Three times a year, every class teacher meets with the Headteacher and other senior staff to discuss the progress of each pupil in their care and to identify what needs to be done to secure good progress.
Pupils are assessed as they come into Reception, and then as they leave Reception. In 2014 - 15, pupils on entry were working significantly below nationally typical levels; on leaving Reception, 74% of pupils were assessed as having a Good Level of Development, compared with 58% nationally in 2014. We are very pleased with this excellent progress.
Pupils in Year 1 were assessed in their phonics knowledge with the nationally conducted Phonics Check in June. In June 2015, 82% of Year 1 pupils at Earslmead were assessed as working at the expected level in phonics, compared with 74% nationally in 2014. Again, this reflects good quality teaching and learning in Year 1.
Pupils in Year 2 were assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths in May and June. In reading, 81% were assessed as working at level 2B+ compared with 82% nationally in 2014; in writing, again 84% were assessed as working at level 2B+ compared with 70% nationally in 2014; and in maths, 86% were assessed as working at level 2B+ compared with 80% nationally in 2014. Throughout the academic year, 14 new pupils have joined Year 2, and 14 have left. Despite this, Year 2 teachers have ensured that all pupils made good progress. 86% of Year 2 pupils who have been at Earlsmead since Reception achieved level 2B+ in reading, writing and maths.
Nationally, pupils in Year 6 are assessed in May. In May 2015, 79% of Earlsmead's Year 6 pupils were assessed at level 4+ in reading, writing and maths, in line with 2014 national data. Of the 40 pupils in Year 6 that joined us in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, 90% were assessed at level 4+ in reading, writing and maths. From the detailed data below, you will see that year 6 pupils worked very hard.
The school is delighted with the progress they made.
|2014 national data||All Y6 EKS2
58 pupils – 4 pupils new to English disapplied
|Y6 pupils at Earlsmead
R – Y6
32 pupils (52% of year group)