We all know that formal assessments were cancelled again for 2020-21, so here at BPET we chose to conduct our own school assessment programme (BSATs), as a way of maintaining the momentum and focus on learning in the schools for our Year 6 pupils. This was to support them in their transition to secondary school, as well as understand where the pupils are at when they end their BPET journey with us. The process gave us, as a Trust, a sense of how all our schools are performing in light of the pandemic.
Using unseen previous SATs papers, we are delighted that 70% of our Year 6 pupils across Braywick Court, Evendons, Rutherford House and Whitehall Park schools achieved the expected standards in Reading, Writing and Maths. This is 5% above the national average.
17% of pupils achieved greater depth in these subjects combined, 6% above national.
Reading performing the best with 49% of pupils achieving a greater depth, 14% above the national average*.
Whilst delighted with the pupil achievement, our main priorities as a Trust for 2021-22 are:
- 80% of pupils at Age Related Expectations
- With 25% exceeding Age Related Expectations at the end of Keys Stage 2 (Year 6) in core subjects – Reading, Writing and Maths
- Continue to deliver a broad curriculum that is enriched with an exciting extended curriculum, driving an inclusive and personalised learning experience for all pupils
We will also be encouraging our schools to:
- Develop library provision, with more books available for both reading comprehension tasks and reading for fun.
- Develop consistent Maths curriculums and online applications which pupils can use at home to develop skills and really embed practices.
* These national averages are all pre-pandemic benchmarks (2019) and we know the COVID disruption has had an impact on learning across all schools nationally, especially for writing, which will be a focus for all our schools next year.