Suffolk Key Stage 2 results
A REPORT has been published this week illustrating the attainment levels for Suffolk schools during 2012, including the county’s Key Stage Two results.
Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet is to consider the recent key stage results along with a number of improvements made by schools during its meeting on Tuesday,February 26.
Although Suffolk has a history of underperformance issues with Key Stage Two,attainment levels in Suffolk are seeing year on year improvements since 2009.
Some of the recent improvements include:
9% improvement in performance at the Early Years level compared to only 5% improvement nationally
SOR is starting to show some excellent results with schools in Haverhill and Lowestoft outperforming schools elsewhere in the county in terms of improvement. Haverhill schools showed a 13% improvement compared to 5% national improvement, and schools in north Lowestoft showed a 10% improvement.
The number of primary schools that are considered to be below the floor standard has significantly reduced since 2009 from over 30 schools to 11 in 2012.
Provisional A Level results for 2012 showed a strong increase on last year. On average in Suffolk the number of points per student for A Levels increased by 27 points compared to last year’s results. This means that students on average scored one grade higher than previous years. Typically in 2011 this would have meant that students gained three B’s and this year this would equate to students scoring two B’s and a A.
Cabinet will also be considering the plan for further improvements to the attainment levels in Suffolk, including the Raising the Bar programme.
Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education and young people, said:
“I will be asking Cabinet to acknowledge the current attainment levels in our schools, and the action being taken to address them. Whilst it is essential that we continue to implement our immediate improvement plans, it is also important to recognise that there are a number of schools that are seeing year on year improvement in performance. With 21 schools judged as having improved under the new, stricter Ofsted inspection criteria introduced last September, parents are more likely to have their children attend a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ school than in previous years.
“The council has already taken urgent action to address attainment through the implementation of its ‘7 Point Plan’ and by inviting headteachers to work with the council’s Learning and Improvement Service in analysing their school’s performance data to produce strategic plans to target support exactly where it is needed.
“Suffolk County Council’s new Director for children’s services, Sue Cook, has recently taken up her post, and has already committed to working to drive up attainment in Suffolk’s schools. I am certain that by working together with head teachers, governors, school staff and parents, Suffolk’s schools will soon begin to climb the league tables.”
To view the full cabinet report please visit: http://committeeminutes.suffolkcc.gov.uk/meeting.aspx?d=26/Feb/2013&c=The%20Cabinet
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