78.3% of pupils in Reception attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years framework. This is above the local authority average of 74.4% and the national average of 71.8%.
A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.
This year’s GLD was a slight decline on previous years and this is indicative of the intake where there are three children with 1:1 provision and children with a range of S and L and PSED needs.
None of the 3 children with SEND achieved a GLD, which in percentage terms was below that found nationally. *SEND can cover a range of needs which may not necessarily limit progress in learning within the larger national context of circa 57000 pupils.
Of the 7 FSM pupils, 57.1% achieved a GLD, which was marginally above that found nationally 56.4% and within the local authority 56.1%.
Strengths in 2018-2019 – Boys GLD is 9.7% above that of girls. Literacy.
Weaker areas in 2018-2019 cohort – attainment of girls (girl heavy group 35 G, 25 B) of which 6/7 of the FSM were girls and 2 out of the 3 SEND pupils were girls. Maths and Expressive Art and Design.
Year One Phonic Screening
88.3% of pupils in Year One attained the expected standard in the Phonic Screening test, this is above the local authority average of 83.8% and the national average of 81.9%.
81.3% of the 6 Pupil Premium pupils passed the screen compared with national 70.8% and local authority 71.3% and 80% of the 5 SEND pupils passed the screen compared with national 43.2% and local authority 37.6%.
Key Stage One
At the end of KS1 (Yr2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing, maths and science. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.
The system of national curriculum levels has been removed and the new measures are as follows:
Expected Standard – Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 2
Greater Depth – Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum.
St Nicholas performance was above national and local authority in every subject area and in some by wide margins. (See table in the attachments section)