Ofsted

Our latest Ofsted report can be downloaded here. For more information please click here to be taken directly to the Ofsted website. Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in September 2018 when we were very pleased to be judged as a 'good and rapidly improving school'. 

To view our latest performance data, please click the link www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance

Let us know what you think by visiting Parent View at parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Assessment and Data

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process and its purpose at our school is to support your children and their teacher in evaluating the impact of the learning experiences provided. It provides a means of collecting information regarding a child’s progress and pinpointing areas that may need further consolidation. A variety of assessment procedures are used allowing teachers to fine-tune teaching and delivery of the curriculum to match individual needs and the needs of the class. All our pupils are assessed on a daily basis in a continuous informal way so that teachers can give instant feedback on what children are doing well and what their next steps for learning are. In addition to this, there are more formal and statutory testing procedures that take place throughout the time your child is with us. When your child leaves our school, we send this information to his/her next school. At the end of each academic year, teacher assessments are reported to parents in the form of the School Report. We also hold parents’ evenings to inform you of progress and targets.

Key Stages and Assessment Arrangements 

Statutory testing:

  • At the end of the Foundation Stage (Reception), teacher assessments take place and these are reported to the Local Authority.
  • At the end of year 1, Phonics Screening takes place and these results are reported to the Local Authority. 
  • At the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2), teacher assessments and tests/tasks take place and these are also reported.
  • At the end of Year 4. children will now sit the Multiplications Test Check. 
  • At the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6), children sit their national SATs (formal external tests).

 

Our school context 

As a small village school with a Published Admission Number of 14 children per year group, numbers of children in each cohort are often very small and variable. Some year groups in school are as small as 10 children, which means each child is worth a large percentage. Because of this, it is sometimes statistically difficult to compare the data from our school to that of others and we often see large variations in percentages from year to year which are often caused by only one or two extra children not meeting the standard for their particular test. This is especially apparent when looking at groups such as Pupil Premium and SEN, where there may be only one child in each cohort. 

It is useful to discuss the data with the headteacher to put the information in context. 

Performance

Due to the impact of the pandemic, most exams and assessments did not take place in 2019/20 and 2020/21. As a result of this, the government announced that it would not publish school or college level results in autumn 2020 and autumn 2021. Information on what this means for the way school and college accountability will operate for 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 can be found here

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