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					   At BWI we firmly believe in educating the whole child,
 providing them with independence and skills for their next
  school and for life. We offer a broad based education
with a Christian ethos, not just English, Maths and Science.
 We are concerned with individual children’s progress in all
                           areas.

SATS Results 2005/06 - With regard to our SATs results it is worth noting that
this year we exceeded our targets in all areas for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and
had 100% success at level 4 and above for Key Stage 2 Science which is a first for the
school! We owe our Head-teacher and her team a big ‘thank you’ for their hard work,
commitment and support for our children.
                                          Extract from Governors’ Newsletter July 2006


BWI win Hillingdon Maths Challenge – We are celebrating the fantastic
achievement of two Year 6 pupils who won the Borough Maths Challenge. 52 schools
entered. Well done to both children and to their teachers past and present.
                                                     Extract from BWI Bugle March 06


Good start to education in Reception – The LEA has just carried out a
moderation of our Foundation Stage curriculum in the Reception classes. I am very
pleased to tell you we have come through with flying colours, thanks to the hard work
and dedication of our staff. I thought you might like to know that we have been told
that we set a good example to other schools in the LEA and we give our children an
extremely good start to their education. What with this and the high level of care I am
assured by outside agencies that we give to all of our children, it means that BWI is a
very good place to be.
                                                        Extract from BWI Bugle Feb 06


                         Academic Results 2005/06
At Foundation Stage, results showed that there was significant improvement in the
areas that we had targeted – linking sounds to letters and calculating. At KS1, all
results at all levels were at or above Local Authority and National averages, except for
reading at Level 3, which was only 1% below National average. At KS2, 100% of children
achieved Level 4+ in Science (see all KS2 results in the table and graph below). Although
Level 5s overall were lower than the year before, results were better than LA results in
all subjects at all levels. We are placed 6th overall in Hillingdon in the LA performance
table this year and the first Church of England School.

    Key Stage 2 Results – Level 4 and above
                2003        2004       2005                2006          07 (Target)
     English    95%         89%        90%                 93%           93%
     Maths      89%         91%        85%                 93%           93%
     Science    98%         96%        93%                 100%          95%

Targets Explained
Targets are set with the Local Authority by looking at children’s progress through the
school and predictions for their achievement in Year 6. The targets will take the form
of the percentage of children achieving a certain level and above. We set targets to
raise achievement in the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) by looking at last
year’s results, as well as evaluating how individual children and year groups have achieved
over the past year.

For 2006/2007 our Foundation Stage targets are to raise achievement in linking sounds
to letters, leading into reading, calculating and knowledge and understanding of the
world. KS1 targets are to raise achievement in boys’ writing; girls’ maths and reading at
level 3. The KS2 target is to raise achievement in maths.

                Key Stage 2 Performance Trend - Combined Scores (English/Maths/Science) Level 4+

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                                       286                                                                        286
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                          280
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                          270
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                          260
                 Scores




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                          250    246                 245                                245
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                                    234                    234
                          230


                          220
                                 2002                2003               2004            2005               2006
                                                                        Years

                                        BWI Actual           LEA Average - Hillingdon         National Average


                                 Message to prospective parents
                                        Come and visit us.
                                   Meet our children and staff.
                            This is the best way to judge our school.

Tracking BWI Pupils
At BWI we track pupils’ progress from Reception to Year 6. This is done by
entering results from the Foundation Profile, SATs, and Optional SATs into a
computer assessment programme called TargSATs. This programme predicts
each child’s level of achievement each year, and therefore is a means of keeping
a check on the progress of each individual child.

Assessment & Reporting
 At BWI, we feel that it is important to give parents information that will help
to raise standards and progress learning both at home and at school.
Assessment is continuous throughout each child’s education. A large part of our
job is to assess children, then use the information gained to progress their
learning. We feel that as long as parents have an ongoing discussion with
teachers, with good, regular, termly information, any issues can be dealt with
early on. It is important to remember that all teachers are professionals.

What is normal progress?
Normal progress would be for each child to have moved on one whole level every
two years. Eg for a child at level 2 in reading at the end of Year 2, normal
progress would be to reach level 3 by the end of Year 4 and level 4 by the end
of Year 6.
What are KS1 SATs?
Teacher assessment now informs the majority of the Year 2 end of year levels.
It previously consisted of just tests in May but now children are assessed all
year. Standardised tests are used as guidance, and all Year 2 teachers attend
moderation meetings. Schools are also regularly moderated by the Local
Authority to ensure fair and consistent assessment. Level 2 is the expected
level to be attained. These SATs results are not now published

What are KS2 SATs?
These are the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests pupils are required to sit in
Year 6, the final year of primary school in England. Level 4 is the expected level
to be attained.
 It is worth noting that whilst these results tell us how well each school did in
the tests in comparison to the previous year(s) they do not tell us:
     If the child was feeling below par on the day of the test
     How much progress each child made over the year
     How many children have special educational needs in the cohort
     How close to the next level each child is
At BWI our Year 6 pupils revise and sit a mock test during the Spring Term but
we place a particular emphasis on balancing test practice with focusing on areas
that the children may find difficult. We believe that repetitive practice tests
give false results and although may be beneficial to the school’s overall results,
are detrimental to the children.

League Tables – Beware!
Whilst it could be said that League Tables show each school’s place in relation to
others in the LEA and how each school did in comparison to last year they do not
tell us:
     If the child was feeling below par on the day of the test
     How much progress each child made over the year
     How many children have special educational needs in the cohort
     How close to the next level each child is
     How much value has been added eg. if a child was Level 3 in Year 2 and
         Level 5 in Year 6, the value added is not much. We cannot see if a child
         is now working at Level 6
     How schools compare to like schools – benchmarking
Extracts from BBC Website:
“The Head of the school that topped the primary tables this year said they
were unfair and unjust and she would not use them to choose a school”
The education departments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland do not
publish such tables and Mick Brooks of the National Association of Head
Teachers called for England to follow suit. “They are fine if you are running a
football team but not if you are doing something as serious as running a school”.

If you like League tables – it is worth noting that we are the best performing
Church of England primary school in both the Value Added and Aggregate
Scores in the LEA.

				
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