2016/17 Primary Predictions - Urgent action required

A number have schools have not provided any Primary Predictions using the application on Bradford Schools Online that collects their Phonics, KS1 and KS2 2016/17 predictions. Please can all schools check that a submission has been made using the link in this news item before Friday 20 January.

Since the collection of target setting and tracking data was discontinued in 2010 the Local Authority established an online system to collect Key Stage 2 predictions to help it understand how the pupils within the district are performing.

The impact of the changes at Key Stage 2 last year meant that the online system was replaced by a manual process and the information was collected by the Bradford School Improvement Team.  This year we have introduced a new online system that will collect predictions for the number of pupils expected to achieve the expected standard in Phonics, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, including predictions for Disadvantaged pupils.

I would be extremely grateful if you would provide your Phonics, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 predictions using this form provided on Bradford Schools Online (BSO).  After logging into Bradford Schools Online, expand the Utilities section and select the Primary Predictions option as highlighted below:

The image below shows the information that I’m asking you to provide:

The red section captures the number (not percentage) of pupils in the cohort and the numbers of pupils predicted to achieve the expected standard in the assessment split by gender.  The system automatically calculates percentages to help you sense check the information being provided.

The green section is just for those pupils that are eligible for Pupil Premium (FSM6, Looked After or Adopted from Care) and included in the DfE’s Disadvantaged pupil grouping.  Please include the Disadvantaged pupils in the overall figures reported in the red section as this is the 2016/17 prediction for your school.

Please only enter the numbers of children NOT PERCENTAGES. You can update the information as regularly as you like as your predictions might change over time. Please ensure that you press the ‘Submit’ button at the end of each Key Stage to ensure that the data for your school is saved each time you make an update.

In order that we can get a picture of the likely performance of Bradford’s children for 2016/17 as soon as possible, I would be grateful if you would submit a first set of predictions by Friday 20 January 2017; however, as your predictions change throughout the academic year you can update your predictions as often as appropriate.  We would encourage schools to make additional submissions of predictions data by 31 March 2017 and 26 May 2017.  We will make the aggregate predictions data available to schools following each of these submission dates.

If you have any queries, please contact Sue Rusling on 01274 439650, Kate Welsh on 01274 439647, Jonny Trayer on 01274 439646 or send us an email.


Action

Published: 20/01/2017
Audience: Primary headteachers and senior leaders, data managers, KS1 and KS2 leads
Contact: Jonny Trayer

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