OFSTED and PERFORMANCE DATA
Brookburn’s progress measures are:
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This body reports directly to Parliament and they are 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.
We were last inspected by Ofsted in November 2011.
The key findings of this inspection are detailed below. You can download the full report via the button on the right of this page.
- Overall effectiveness– Outstanding
- Achievement of pupils – Outstanding
- Quality of teaching– Outstanding
- Behaviour and safety of pupils– Outstanding
- Leadership and management – Outstanding
- Pupils flourish academically and socially in this outstanding school because they are happy, feel safe and receive excellent care, guidance and support.
- Children make an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- The very rich curriculum provides exciting and memorable experiences that successfully engage them in all aspects of school life.
- Teaching is of a consistently high standard throughout the school.
- Particularly strong features of teaching are: very good relationships; excellent subject knowledge that inspires and challenges pupils of all abilities; the very effective use of resources including information and communication technology (ICT) and the highly effective support of very skilled teaching assistants.
- Very good use of high quality assessment and tracking systems enable staff to set challenging targets, plan interesting yet demanding tasks and target extra help.
- Careful adaptations ensure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who speak English as an additional language are fully involved in all learning activities with their classmates.
- Senior leaders and managers, staff and the governing body share a clear vision for on going improvement; there is no complacency.
- Staff lead professional development and share good practice with other schools.
- Excellent promotion of equal opportunities ensures there is no discrimination and all pupils achieve well and participate fully.
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.
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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.