Schools and academies are also judged on how much the year group as a whole has achieved. These performance measures are used by the government to create school league tables. Provisional results are available in August, whilst the final results are published the following January.
As a special school, our curriculum is focused on preparing our students for adulthood, and enabling them to live their best lives once they leave us, be that onto college, Project Search, other providers or adult-mediated care. We focus on confidence, resilience and independence, and for assessment, we use an ipsative approach, because that is right for the students, rather than a one size fits all approach. Many of our students do gain Entry Level and other qualifications that are not taken into account for league table purposes. This means that whilst our internal data analysis proves that our students make good progress, without the full context of curriculum and student needs, it is difficult to make a comparison with other schools. Please contact us for further information.
Our results from 2017-18 and 2018-19 are as follows: