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How is progress measured?

The ‘expected progress’ measure: There is no ‘target’ for the amount of progress an individual pupil is expected to make. Any amount of progress a pupil makes contributes towards the school’s progress score.

The progress measures aim to capture the progress that pupils make from the end of Key Stage One to the end of primary school. They are a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment.

This type of progress measure rewards schools for making progress with all of their pupils, whether they are low, middle or high attainers. Any increase in attainment achieved by each pupil will be reflected in the school’s progress scores.

This measure is a school-level accountability measure. Progress is calculated for individual pupils solely in order to calculate the school’s overall progress scores. There is no need for schools to share individual pupil progress scores with their pupils or parents.

A school’s progress scores for English reading, English writing and mathematics are calculated as its pupils’ average progress scores. This means that school level progress scores will be presented as positive and negative numbers either side of zero.

  • A score of 0 means pupils in this school, on average, do about as well at key stage 2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
  • A positive score means pupils in this school on average do better at key stage 2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally.
  • A negative score means pupils in this school on average do worse at key stage 2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally. For example, a school with a mathematics progress score of -4 would mean that, on average, pupils in this school achieved 4 scaled score points lower in the key stage 2 mathematics test than other pupils with similar prior attainment nationally.

Curriculum Information:

Phonics: - We use a variety of resources to teach phonics. We follow the order of 'Letters and Sounds', using the LCP Phonics scheme and Jolly Phonics resources and strategies as appropriate.

Reading Schemes: We use many different reading schemes in school to teach reading and for 'Home Readers'. They are; Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Rockets and Rigby Star, Project X and Pearson Bug Club.

St Edward's Curriculum: For more information please go back to the sign post 'About Us' and click on Curriculum.