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Assessment - Progress

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Woodlane's progression data for the Spring Term 2019/20 became the formal end point for the last academic year. There are many challenges with using this 'partial' data to determine the overall success of the school's curriculum and this has lead to some incompatibilities with current and future comparisons and has further impact on assessment data from the Autumn, Spring and Summer 2020/21. The Summer Term data demonstrates that all subjects are on the road to recovery, however data must still be viewed with caution due to the impact of the pandemic.


Spring Term 2021/22 - Headline Results:

  • 98.41% of pupils met and exceeded expectations across all subjects. An increase of 1.4% from the Autumn Term 2020/21 and comfortably over the Outstanding threshold.
  • 35.86% of expectations were exceeded, which is higher than either of the last 2 years for the Spring Term.
  • Maths and English are demonstrating outstanding levels of progress.
  • 6 out of the 8 Foundation subjects have achieved the School’s threshold for ‘Outstanding.’
  • Pupils in the Nurture Class are making Outstanding progress.

This data set demonstrates that pupils both meeting and exceeding expectations has significantly increased despite the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on previous trends the vast majority of subjects are on track to achieve Summer Term targets that would restore progress overall to Outstanding across the school.


Impact in the Core Subjects:

The combined average for the core subjects is 98.23, which has risen from the Autumn Term. English has achieved the School’s threshold for Outstanding progress, consistent progress continued in Maths whilst in Science, improvements continue to be made. A significant increase means that Science is now in-line with the majority of other subjects. All three are now on track.


Impact in the Foundation Subjects:

The headline data is very positive in the foundation subjects with the overall ‘mean’ figure at 98.77% meeting expectations. This is slightly above that seen in the core subjects and is an increase of 2% from the Autumn Term. The proportion of expectations exceeded grew overall by 18% from Autumn to Spring, which puts all subjects in a very strong position. Only one subject did not meet the Outstanding threshold of 97%, and this was by a very small percentage. Significant progress has been demonstrated in PSCHE following the re-baselining of the entire cohort, but the proportion of expectations exceeded still lags behind the other subjects. We continue to expect much of this progress to be redressed through a number of processes this year.


Impact across Common Groups:

Woodlane analyses the progress of all pupils within common groups (e.g. Gender, SEN, Ethnicity, and PP.

  • The overall gap in progress between Boys and Girls in the combined core subjects is less than 0.4%, with both groups rising by approximately 0.5%.
  • The gap has narrowed between KS3 pupils and their KS4 peers in the core subjects.
  • A gap of 2% exists in both areas, (meeting and exceeding) for Pupil Premium in the Core Subejcts.
  • When comparing the 4 largest Primary SEND in the school, 3 of the 4 are over the 97% meeting threshold with only AOTH missing out – just 0.4% below.
  • In Ethnicity, all 4 of the largest groups achieved the outstanding threshold.


Areas for Improvement:

For the Summer Term 2021/22, Woodlane’s key aims are to:

  • Continue to raise the proportion of pupils in Year 8 who exceed expected progress in all subjects.
  • Continue to raise the proportion of pupils exceeding expectations in Maths, Science and PSCHE.
  • Continue to raise the proportion of pupils who exceed expectations in the Spoken Language strand, (SLCN) of English.
  • Continue to raise the progress of pupils on the MMH pathway, with specific focus on one pupil who is not meeting expectatons as commonly as their peers.
  • Improve the rate of progress of pupils not in receipt of PP, to ensure both groups make substantial progress.

Further details can be found by downloading the school's Executive Summary below.

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