Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted regulate and inspect schools and colleges to seek improvement in the service. They carry out large number of inspections and regulatory visits in England and publish their finding on their website.
Department for Education
Many Parents are keen to see how we are performing in relation to other schools.
The Department for Education (Dfe) Performance Tables provide a reliable and accessible source of comparative information on pupil attainment and progress, absence, workforce and finance. The Performance Tables include information on reading, writing and maths and the percentage of expected progress in each subject. You can find the School Performance Tables from the DfE by clicking the link below.
Check School Performance Tables
You can use performance tables (sometimes known as league tables) to compare schools and colleges in your area. You can check:
- exam and test results
- financial information
- Ofsted reports
You can only see statistics for schools and colleges in England.
You can find out how St Michael’s has performed for the last 5 years by viewing or downloading the document below:
End of Key Stage Measurements
Read on for an explanation of each stage that the children are tested/assessed at.
Good level of development in EYFS
Defining a Good Level of Development (GLD)
From 2013, children will be defined as having reached a GLD at the end of the EYFS if they achieve at least the expected level in:
- the Early Learning Goals (ELG) in the prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language) and;
- the ELGs in the specific areas of mathematics and literacy.
- In total there are 12 ELGs within the GLD
Phonics Year One
The check will take place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher. You’ll find out how your child did, and their teacher will assess whether he or she needs extra help with reading. If your child doesn’t meet the standard, they will resit the test in Year 2.
End of Key Stage One
Key stage 1 tasks and tests cover:
- speaking and listening
The tasks and tests are taken in May – June.
Your child’s teacher will use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out what level your child is at in each area.
End of Key Stage Two
Key stage 2 tests cover:
- English reading
- English grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Maths (including mental arithmetic)
The tests are taken in mid-May and last under 5 hours 30 minutes in total.
The children will be working towards an end of year writing assessment up until July, this will be provided with the overall results.
Parents will be given the results in July.
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