A headline in 'The Standard' over the weekend related to five primary schools in Cheshire West and Chester who have failed to meet national standards in SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) for reading, writing and mathematics. The Tattenhall Park Primary School is one of those five schools, together with Elton Primary, Lache Primary, St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary in Ellesmere Port and Woodlands Primary, also in Ellesmere Port.
These are the facts.
The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children.
Gov.UK DfE (Department for Education) has just published the national KS2 results (i.e. for Years 3-6 and pupils aged 7-11) – these relate to the academic year that ended July 2017.
The Tattenhall Park Primary School KS2 'Progress Score Results' are as follows and should be viewed as a measure which spans work undertaken by both the previous Headteacher and the incumbent Headteacher :
For information – Progress Score and Description
These scores show how much progress pupils at this school made in reading, writing and maths between the end of key stage 1 and the end of key stage 2, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 1.
The scores are calculated by comparing the key stage 2 test and assessment results of pupils at this school with the results of pupils in schools across England who started with similar assessment results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 1.
A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 1.
A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 1.
This information can be viewed on the DfE Website CLICK HERE
Similarly, the information can be viewed on the school website, together with an explanation to parents regarding the most recent changes that have taken place to KS1 ad KS2 Assessments
In the last Ofsted Inspection of the Tattenhall Park Primary School (September 2012), the school was ranked 'Outstanding' in ALL categories
We anticipate that a statement will be issued from the school governing body this morning and/or placed on the school website and we will publish this as a separate article as soon as we receive it.