Low­est scores in the coun­try

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

train­ing col­lege so teach­ers ca­nun­der­standthep­rob­lems in Peter­bor­ough.

“We are one of three coun­cils to have brought in the Lit­er­acy Trust.

“We have not stood still on this.”

Eric Win­stone, chair of the Peter­bor­ough School Im­prove­ment Board, said head teach­ers would be ‘shed­ding blood’ to en­sure sim­i­lar re­sults don’t hap­pen again.

He said: “It is what staff and head­teach­ers have been talk­ing about this week that mat­ters. We bleed - on th­ese kinds of re­sults they will be shed­ding blood - they will be mak­ing­surethat it’s not go­ing to hap­pen again.

“They’ll be taken to ac­count by gov­ern­ing bod­ies, taken to ac­count by the lo­cal au­thor­ity or through the re­gional schools com­mis­sioner if they are an academy.

“The ac­count­abil­ity will be there and it will be com­ing down. They are pro­fes­sional peo­ple.”

TimSmith, head­teacher of the Beeches Pri­mary School and a mem­ber of the School Im­prove­ment Board, added: “Ev­ery school in the city has been analysing over the sum­mer, and­doin­gav­ery­de­tailed anal­y­sis of its per­for­mance down to ques­tion level, but equally, this was an un­seen, new style of test.”

He added: “Ev­ery school you can guar­an­tee will have a school im­prove­ment plan which fea­tures per­for­mance at Key Stage Two tests.”

Re­sults on progress made by pupils dur­ing their time i n Peter­bor­ough pri­mary schools is ex­pected to be re­leased later this month. The fi­nal val­i­dated at­tain­ment re­sults will be re­leased later thisyear. The­ful­l­leagueta­bles are avail­able at www.gov.uk/ govern­ment/or­gan­i­sa­tions/ depart­ment-for-ed­u­ca­tion/ about/sta­tis­tics The per­cent­age of pupils reach­ing the ex­pected stan­dard in all three sub­jects in Peter­bor­ough was 39 per cent. The score for the East of Eng­land was 52 per cent, while across Eng­land the score was also 52 per cent. In Peter­bor­ough just 35 per cent of boys and 44 per cent of girls reached the ex­pected stan­dard. Th­ese scores were the low­est in the coun­try. For in­di­vid­ual sub­jects, 52 per cent reached the ex­pected stan­dard in read­ing, 62 per cent in gram­mar, spelling and punc­tu­a­tion and 59 per cent in maths. They were the low­est scores in read­ing and gram­mar, spelling and punc­tu­a­tion in the coun­try, and the sec­ond low­est in maths. Bed+ford posted a score just one per cent lower.

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