2014 Key Stage 2 School Predictions

Phil Weston, Head of Bradford Achievement Service, has recently spoken to primary school Headteachers at the meetings of the Bradford Primary Improvement Partnership and the Bradford and Keighley Catholic Schools Partnership about our plans to refocus Bradford’s Education Improvement Strategy.

The Strategy sets out Bradford’s aspirations to raise educational attainment and outlines the key development activities that will contribute to our children’s success.  At the meetings it was explained how important it is in any strategic plan to be clear about outcomes and the milestones that must be achieved if the outcomes are to be realised.

Since the collection of target setting and tracking data was discontinued in 2010 the Local Authority has been unable to accurately predict how well we expect our children to do in the following summer’s end of Key Stage 2 tests.  Therefore, as it was explained at the meetings, we are now asking for your support in providing predictions for the performance of your children in Year 6 in the 2014 tests.  Phil Weston was pleased to answer your questions at the two Headteacher meetings and to receive your support for this data collection activity.

We are now asking for you to predict, based on the number Year 6 children in your school, how many pupils will attain a level 4+ in reading, level 4+ in writing, level 4+ in maths and a level 4+ in combined reading, writing and maths.  In addition we would like you to predict the number of pupils who will make expected progress (two levels progress) in reading, writing and maths. We are aware that the majority of Bradford’s schools undertake this activity as a regular part of pupil tracking and target setting.

The image below shows the information that we are asking you to provide:

You will notice that there is also an optional section for you to record the predicted performance of children who have been in your school for four years or more.  This came out of discussions at the Headteacher meetings where colleagues raised the issue of high mobility and their desire to provide data for those pupils who have attended their school for at least four years.

Please provide your Key Stage 2 predictions using this form provided on Bradford Schools Online (BSO).  The form can also be accessed after logging into Bradford Schools Online (Level 1 users only), by expanding the Utilities section and selecting the KS2 School Predictions option as highlighted below:

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 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 2014 as soon as possible we would be grateful if you would submit your data by Friday, 14 March 2014.

Thank you for your support on this matter.  We look forward to receiving your predictions of your Year 6 children’s most likely performance in this year’s tests.




Published: 07/03/2014
Audience: All Headteachers with Key Stage 2 pupils
Contact: Jonny Trayer

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