School Inspection (Ofsted), Performance & Improvement

We constantly monitor the progress of our children and have an ongoing dialogue with parents.  Pupils are assessed half termly. These are shared with parents at termly Parent Evening and the children's’ attainment and progress is reported in writing annually.

At the end of each Key Stage,(Y2 and Y6), children take national assessments (SATs), which also include aspects of teacher assessment and are externally marked and moderated.

Most schools are inspected by Ofsted every 3 to 5 years.  In addition schools receive yearly performance data (ASP) which is collated by the Department of Education.  Ofsted have launched the School Data Dashboard, which provides a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Schools also receive a Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for children entitled to free school meals (FSM) in order to help raise their attainment.

Ofsted Inspection ReportsBack to top

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Below are links to school reports:

Link to Ofsted website

Parent View Back to top

Parent View gives parents the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Birch Hill.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. 

Ofsted's toolkit explains key facts about Parent View and contains materials that can be adapted and used by schools to raise awareness of Parent View to parents.

Summary of School Standards and Achievement Back to top

National, local authority and school data shows that the school is broadly in line with national expectation (EXS) across the school - EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

Below is a summary of our Summer 2018 Performance Data.

• In Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Good Level of Development (GLD) continues above national benchmarks (+6)

• In Key Stage 1 (KS1) – the Expected Standard (EXS) is broadly in line with National in Reading (-2), Writing (-2) & Maths (-3)

Greater Depth (GD) is in line with National in Maths, broadly in line in Writing (-2) and below in Reading (-7) 

Disadvantaged children’s attainment of at least the Expected Standard in all subjects for all EYFS development groups was close to or above national figures for Other pupils

• In Key Stage 2 (KS2) – the Expected Standard (EXS) is broadly in line with National in Reading (+3), Writing (-2), Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (+2), & Maths (-4) and Combind - RWM (+2)

• Greater Depth (GD) is slightly below above National in Reading (-2), and below in Writing (-6), Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (-12), & Maths (-10) and Combind - RWM (-7)

Disadvantaged children had an average scaled score equal to or above the National score for ‘Other pupils’ in Reading & Mathematics.

Areas for Development 

• GD KS1 and KS2 

Key Stage 2 Attainment - Attainment & Progress summary

Progress score %EXS %High/GDS Average scaled score
Scaled score 100+

Progress Summary: All pupils and disadvantaged

All (Nt Other)Disad (sch)All (Nt Other) DisadAll (Nt Other) Disad (sch) 
% ach EXS 776481648064

Recently Ofsted have launched the School Data Dashboard to provide a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1 and 2. The dashboard can be used to check the performance of the school in which they are interested.

The School Data Dashboard complements the Ofsted school inspection report by providing an analysis of school performance over a three-year period. Data can be filtered by key stage or by topic:

  • Expected progress
  • Attainment
  • Attendance
  • Narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils

Click here for Department of Education Performance Data

School Improvement Plan (SIP)Back to top

The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a working document, rolling over three years, and is continually updated. Following consultation with staff, governors and parents, and a review of our school vision, our two key priorities for 2014-17 are to develop:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Leadership & Management
  • School Curriculum 

Click here for a copy of our School Improvement Plan (SIP)

School Self Evaluation Form (SEF) Back to top

We continually evaluate our performance and look for further developments.  The Self Evaluation Form (SEF) and School Development Plan (SDP) are two essential tools to drive school improvement. 

Please click for a summary of our latest Self Evaluation Form (SEF).

For a copy of the full Self Evaluation Form (SEF) please click here

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