Performance and SATs Results
At Lime Tree Primary School, levels of attainment and progress have increased since our Ofsted inspection and our school improvement priorities are focused on raising standards still further.
Achievement and School Improvement
Academic ‘achievement’ is measured by a combination of ‘attainment’ (the areas of the age-related national curriculum band in which a child is secure) and ‘progress’ (the measure of improvement a child has made, relative to his/her starting point).
Our own internal data for 2021, collected just like GCSEs and A levels results (using teacher assessment and previous 2019 papers) shows what have we achieved since our last inspection in 2018-19:
Attainment now in line with all schools compared with 2019 national data (a measure of a ‘good’ school):
20% increase in KS2 reading, writing and maths combined score bringing us in line with schools nationally
15% increase in reading from our results in 2018 bringing us above all schools nationally
11% increase in writing from our results in 2019 bringing us just one child below all schools nationally
20% increase in maths from our results in 2018 bringing us just one and a half children below all schools nationally
Recognition from the Local Authority that we are well on the way to addressing all of the areas needing improvement identified in the last inspection (Teaching and Learning Review May 2021):
Expectations, practices and strategies around the learning ethos are consistent.
Links between prior learning, current learning and future learning are made explicit.
Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and there has been much training to ensure consistency of approach across all staff.
Pupils are provided with challenging activities from which to learn. These opportunities are provided from the start of some lessons.
Nationally, writing and early years have noted the greatest impact during the pandemic and Lime Tree is focusing on accelerating progress to pre-covid standards. Using national catch up funding, we are doing this by:
Identifying gaps in learning and ensuring that key knowledge in each subject has been committed to long term memory for all children
Providing a resource for teachers in y2-6 to use that enables them to quickly and seamlessly identify gaps in learning and understanding in Maths and English and provides personalised feedback instantly to each child
Providing small group accelerated learning for some children in y2, 5 and 6 delivered by our own teachers who know the children well
Providing access to the National Tutoring Programme for over 50 children across the school
Please note that this is not current. National Curriculum assessments did not take place in Summer 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, therefore we do not have SATs data for 2019-20.