Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This body reports directly to Parliament and they are independent and impartial. One of the duties of Ofsted is to inspect schools. Inspections are usually once every three years and schools are telephoned the day before an inspection takes place. Brookburn’s last inspection was in November 2011.
The inspection lasts no longer than two days. Inspectors look at the school’s self-evaluation, consider the school’s performance results, and examine the previous inspection report to prepare before the visit.
Once they are in the school, the inspectors sit in on lessons and examine the way lessons are planned, among other things. At the end of the inspection they report on our overall effectiveness, achievements and standards.
You can view our last Ofsted inspection by opening the document below or by clicking here.
Key Stage Two
Since 2015, children in Year 6 have taken part in the new testing and assessment arrangements. Pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the new curriculum is assessed. This curriculum provides greater challenge with higher expectations set for the end of KS2.
The results of the SATs (tests) are reported using a scaled score, where a score of 100 represents the expected standard. The highest possible score is 120 and the lowest is 80.
Year 6 pupils are assessed in reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling (SPAG) and Maths. For further information, please see the Information for parents KS2 leaflet from the Standards and Testing Agency.
To view the full Brookburn Primary School validated results from the Department for Education which are now available on the Government’s website please click here
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.
KS2 PROGRESS MEASURES:
Department for education calculate progress measures using a value-added measure from KS1 to KS2. This value added measure is worked out from the progress made since KS1.
Interpreting Progress Scores
A score of 0 means on average children do about as well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally. A positive score means on average children do better. A negative score means on average children are not doing so well.
Key Stage One
This is the second year of the new testing and assessment arrangements for Year 2. These arrangements reflect the more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. For more information please see the leaflet Information for parents from the Standards and Testing Agency.
At the end of KS1 (Yr2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing and maths. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.
The system of national curriculum levels has been removed and the new measures are as follows:
Expected Standard – Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 2
Greater Depth – Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum
Early Years Foundation Stage
A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.
Click herefor performance data and comparisons.