Heybrook understands that the achievement of the pupils is fundamental to their success and as a result puts the drive to improve standards at the heart of all it does.
Heybrook assesses the attainment, and needs of the children throughout the year. Before each half term break the children are assessed in Reading; Writing; Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) and Maths according to Assertive Mentoring criteria. The pupils are then given a stage, and sub-stage, based on National Curriculum Programmes of Study. Mentoring meetings are held the week after half-term breaks to discuss with children their attainment, progress and attitude to learning before jointly setting targets for the following half term. Parents’ evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring Terms with reports sent out in the Summer Term.
Within school staff use a system called Average Point Score (APS) to analyse the progress and attainment of pupils. It is expected that all children achieve 4 points progress per year and regular pupil progress meetings are held between staff in order to discuss any issues or improvements to the teaching and learning.
Teaching Assistants play a pivotal role within the school; delivering many of the intervention sessions. Throughout the day many pupils take part in intervention lessons to help accelerate their progress. These groups are decided upon using the APS data with the targets set according to the Assertive Mentoring Criteria. It is important that parents and carers recognise that attending an intervention group does not necessarily mean that their child has fallen behind age related expectations. Often these groups are used to target children who the school believe capable of ‘working at greater depth than the expected standard’ . Intervention, and associated staffing, is managed across year groups.
In May each year children at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6) take Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). These results are then published on the The Department for Education performance tables page. We appreciate that the publication of the data can be difficult for many parents and carers to understand so we encourage parents to contact the school if they have any questions.
2018 KS2 SATs:
2017 KS2 SATs:
A report called RAISE Online is published annually and allows for greater detailed analysis and comparisons to be made against schools nationally. However, this report can be very complex in its analysis – if you would like to discuss this report, the DFE performance tables or have any other questions please contact us.