Ofsted and Results

The governing body reviews academic performance across the school on a regular basis. We use a variety of measures to provide assurance that pupils are making expected or better progress.

Analysis in a small school is difficult, as natural variation in the academic profile of a year can skew our results, and we see this with our year six SATs results which vary considerably each year.

The attainment of every pupil is rigorously tracked across their time at Goodleigh – this is an essential part of the process of tailoring education to specific needs. This gives us the opportunity to question whether all pupils, regardless of SATs expectations, are making good or outstanding progress in their education from their individual starting points. We are a highly inclusive school and we are proud of the outcomes for all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Using SATs results to provide assurance on teacher assessment: 

Although SATs results cannot be used reliably to assess attainment in a small school, they can be used to ensure that teacher assessments are in agreement with an external assessment; it is important that we can be assured that internal teacher assessment is robust.

In 2018, all pupils achieved a SATs result that had been predicted by internal teacher assessment.

2018 KS2 results:

The average progress scores in reading, writing and maths were:

  • Reading 4.3
  • Writing 3
  • Maths 0.7

The average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths were:

  • Reading 108
  • Maths 104

67% percent of pupils achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths. This is above the national and Devon average.

11% percent of pupils achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths. This is above the national and Devon average.

What do the scaled scores mean?

Each child’s raw score in the test (31/50 in the reading test, for example) is turned into a scaled score, based on making comparisons with the other children across the country who took the same test. The scaled scores are centred around 100.

That means that:

  • A score of 100 means the child is working ‘at the expected standard’ for a year 6 child. 80 is the lowest possible score and 120 is the highest.
  • A scaled score of 99 or less means they haven’t reached the government’s ‘expected standard’.

In 2018, the average scaled score was 105 in reading, 104 in maths, and 106 in grammar, punctuation and spelling.

In 2018, pupils needed 28 marks out of 50 to reach the expected standard in reading, 61 out of 110 in maths, and 38 out of 70 for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

For more information on scaled scores please see the Department for Education.