Ofsted and StandardsIn this section...
We last had an Ofsted Inspection in April 2022. The outcome was: "Barrow Hedges Primary School continues to be a good school. There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a section 5 inspection."
The inspection report states that: "Pupils are happy, safe and well cared for at this large, welcoming school. All staff have the highest expectations of behaviour and pupils meet these well. The school’s core values of care, honesty, respect and responsibility are understood and modelled by all. Leaders expect all pupils to achieve highly. They have clearly defined key learning in every subject. They train staff exceptionally well, so that staff understand the intended learning and how to teach it. This means that all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) achieve well. Pupils know what bullying is, but are adamant that it does not happen at their school. They are confident that adults would sort any issues should these occur. They would happily confide in any member of staff with their worries. Pupils are provided with a range of opportunities to enhance learning. Pupils in Year 5 went on a residential trip to France and practised their language skills. There are also residential trips offered in Years 4 and 6, each with a curriculum focus. Pupils take responsibility seriously and can apply for various leadership roles. One example is the ‘Horis Hippos’, who are older pupils who lead playground activities for their younger peers."
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End of Year Headline Achievement and Attainment Data 2023
EYFS Achievement and Attainment 2023
Unvalidated Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
The statutory EYFS framework requires the EYFS profile assessment to be carried out in the final term of the year in which a child reaches age 5, and no later than 30 June in that term. The EYFS profile is intended to provide a reliable, valid and accurate assessment of each child’s development at the end of the EYFS. It is made up of an assessment of the child’s outcomes in relation to the 17 early learning goal (ELG) descriptors. Practitioners make professional judgement to make these assessments based on their knowledge and understanding of what the child knows, understands and can do. National data for 2023 has not yet been released hence the 2022 data is there for your comparison.
|LITERACY||MATHEMATICS||COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE||PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT||
|Comp.||Word Reading||Writing||Number||Numerical Patterns||Listening, attention & understanding||Speaking||Gross Motor||Fine Motor||Met standard|
|Literacy: 68%||Mathematics: 76%||Com. & Lang: 74%||Phys Dev: 85%||GLD: 65%|
KS1 Achievement and Attainment 2023
Unvalidated National Curriculum / Teacher Assessment Data
Year 1 Phonics Check
The purpose of the Year 1 phonics screening check is to confirm that all children have learned phonic decoding to an age-appropriate standard. Children who have not reached this level will receive extra support to ensure they can improve their decoding skills and will then have the opportunity to retake the phonics screening check. The pass mark this year was 32. National data for 2023 has not yet been released hence the 2022 data is there for your comparison.
|Year 1||Year 2 re-checks|
NB. Of the 10 children who rebook the screening, 60% passed. 100% made progress from their previous score. 3 of the 4 children who did not pass are SEND. 96% of current Year 2 have passed the phonics screening check.
End of Key Stage One Assessment
At the End of Key Stage 1, children complete reading and maths assessments. Each test has a different number of questions and marks available and the results are converted to a scaled score. It is this scaled score that is reported to Year 2 parents and is used nationally to see how well a school has performed. The scaled score gives an indication of how children have achieved against the nationally expected standard. A score of 100 represents the expected standard (EXS). Scores of 110 or above indicate pupils are working at ‘Greater Depth’ (GDS). Scores below 100 indicate that children have not yet met the expected standard for their age (WTS). These scaled scores are then used in conjunction with teacher assessments to form the final judgement. National data for 2023 has not yet been released hence the 2022 data is there for your comparison.
|Academy||READING||WRITING||MATHEMATICS||R, W, M|
KS2 Achievement and Attainment 2023
Unvalidated National Curriculum Data
End of Key Stage 2 Achievement & Attainment (Unvalidated National Curriculum Tests). The results are currently unvalidated at this point. Each test has a different number of questions and marks available and the results are converted to a scaled score. It is this scaled score that is reported to Year 6 parents and is used nationally to see how well a school has performed. The scaled score gives an indication of how children have achieved against the nationally expected standard. A score of 100 represents the expected standard (EXS). Scores of 110 or above indicate pupils are working at ‘Greater Depth.’ (GDS) Scores below 100 indicate that children have not yet met the expected standard for their age. (WTS) The highest score a child can achieve is 120, with 80 being the lowest.
You can see our full results below and how our school compares to the new national averages. Please note that the national averages for GDS grades and our progress score have not yet been released.
|Academy||READING||WRITING||ENGLISH GPS||MATHEMATICS||R, W, M|
|EXS+||HS||Scaled Score||Progress Score||EXS+||GDS||Progress Score||EXS+||HS||Scaled Score||EXS+||HS||Scaled Score||Progress Score||EXS+||HS / GD|
|85%||53%||109||Not yet released||82%||41%||Not yet released||90%||59%||110||87%||51%||109||Not yet released||76%||34%|
Year 4 Multiplication Check 2023
Unvalidated National Curriculum Data
Year 4 Multiplication Check The purpose of the check is to determine whether children can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It is a statutory assessment that all Year 4 pupils undertook this year. The children completed an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions.
|% of pupils achieving 20 or above||% of pupils achieving 24 or above|
You can find a printable version of this data as an attachment at the bottom of this page.
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