Academic performance during 2021-2022 school year based on the GL results from the ‘Progress Tests’ undertaken in September 2021
At the end of the 2016-17 academic year TES made the decision to move away from comparing test results externally with the National Curriculum Tests in England (NCTs). The school decided to focus on comparing results on a global scale by using the much more widely used Progression Test Series provided by GL. This initiative not only gives us a greater cohort of schools, data and students to compare with, including those in England, but also dovetails more readily with our bespoke internal system for tracking progress and attainment. In short, it is a better fit and helps to provide a much clearer picture. In addition we can also compare pupil attainment with their potential, as identified in annual cognitive ability tests taken by children in Years 4 - 8. This data is then further compared with childrens' feelings towards themselves and school through the use of GL Pupil Attitudes to Self and School Surveys (PASS). This triangulated approach ensures that each child's individual academic and pastoral needs form the basis for our next steps, to help them to achieve their full potential.
Nevertheless, it is still useful to compare the data to UK results and norms as a measure of how effective the school is in delivering teaching and learning to the children