‘Good examination results in and of themselves don’t always mean that the pupil received rich and full knowledge from the curriculum. In the worst cases, teaching to the test, rather than teaching the full curriculum, leaves a pupil with a hollowed out and flimsy understanding.’
Ofsted Chief Inspector
At Risby CEVC Primary School we are passionate about ensuring our children receive a rich education and, whilst we obviously understand the importance of reading, writing and mathematics, we do not believe our focus should simply be on teaching to the test. If children are given a broad and balanced education; if we know every child in our care and support every child in their learning; if we engage our children in their learning and build lifelong learners, who are eager and curious to discover more about the world around them – then our results will reflect this. And they do. The information below compares the attainment of our pupils with national averages at the end of the academic year 2018-2019:
Early Years Foundation Stage
Year One Phonics Screening Check
Key Stage One
This was the fourth year of the revised testing and assessment arrangements for Year Two and these arrangements reflect the more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. At the end of KS1 (Year Two), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements and the current measures are as follows:
Working Towards the Expected Standard: Working towards the expected standard for a child at the end of Year Two.
Working at the Expected Standard: Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year Two.
Greater Depth: Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum.
Key Stage Two
Attainment % based on 10 pupils for Reading & Mathematics and 11 pupils for Writing
Based on 10 pupils for Reading & Mathematics
The curriculum that was introduced in 2014 provided greater challenge with higher expectations set for the end of KS2. Test (SATs) results 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. To reach the expected standard in all of reading, writing and mathematics, a pupil must achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in reading and maths tests and an outcome of ‘working at the expected standard’ or ‘working at greater depth’ in writing, as assessed by the teacher.
Progress scores based on 10 pupils
To see the full DFE report on the school's performance, please click on the link below: