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Ofsted’s new Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) seems to have been generally well received in schools, although some have been surprised by the absence of groups other than prior attainment and disadvantaged in nearly all the data. The schedules are easy to follow and graphically clear. The Areas to Investigate seem to be more helpful …

At the end of January 2018, the DfE published data about MAT performance. Only those MAT’s with at least 3 state-funded, mainstream schools in the same phase, where the schools had been part of the MAT for 3 full academic years were included in the published data. This meant 62 MATs were included in the …

SFR03 2018 provides an update on the provisional statistics published in October 2017 for A level and other 16-18 results, it includes 16-18 performance measures broken down by students’ disadvantaged status at the end of key stage 4 for the first time. The average point score (APS) per entry increased for A level, applied general …

The 2017 headline accountability measures for secondary schools based on the GCSE and equivalent results are: Attainment 8, Progress 8, attainment in English and mathematics at grades 5 or above, English Baccalaureate (EBacc) entry, EBacc achievement (including a grade 5 or above in English and mathematics), and destinations of pupils after key stage 4. The …

Ofsted’s new Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) seems to have been generally well received in schools, although some have been surprised by the absence of groups other than prior attainment and disadvantaged in nearly all the data. The schedules are easy to follow and graphically clear. The Areas to Investigate seem to be more helpful …

KS2 Coasting Measure Primary schools will be ‘coasting’ in 2017 if they fall below the following standards in all of the three years: In 2015: fewer than 85% of pupils achieve a level 4 in English reading, writing and maths and below the national median percentage of pupils make expected progress in all of English …

KS2 Floor targets were confirmed last week and can be found in the “Primary school accountability in 2017” document. They remain the same as last year. To be above the floor a school must: • have 65%+ of pupils at the expected standard in reading, writing and maths; or • achieve Value Added scores better …

It may seem an obvious statement, but no school can be successful in all aspects if it works entirely alone. It needs to gather ideas, share experiences and access new skills and approaches. It also needs the capacity not just to improve standards and provide a rich curriculum but also to access funding, improve its …

The DfE launched an updated version of Analyse School Performance (ASP) in July 2017. ASP is accessed through the DfE “Secure Access” portal. If you are having problems accessing your school please contact the DfE as set out on the Secure Access home page. The service now includes 2017 Question Level Analysis (QLA) and named …

On the 24th July 2017 the DfE published it’s Statement of Intent for the School and College Performance tables. This is the document which sets out the key measures schools are to be evaluated on at both the primary and secondary phase. This year the statement contained very little new information although we have summarised …

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