Ofsted & School Performance

Schools Performance Report Academic Year
2020 – 2021

OUR CURRICULUM is designed around five pathways. These are tailored towards the individual needs of our children and young people. This is to ensure all pupils learn in a way that supports their special need and disability, so they can make good progress,  in line with their Education and Health Care Plan. Our pathways also focus on developing pupils’ knowledge about learning how to learn, enjoying and  exploring their environment, building on and following their own interests and strengths.

OUR CURRICULUM PATHWAYS:

  • REACHING OUT                 a sensory curriculum for life and learning
  • STEPPING ON                    an exploratory curriculum for life and learning
  • CLIMBING UP                     an academic curriculum for life and learning
  • TAKING OFF                       a curriculum to prepare pupils aged 16 and above for their next stage

CHILDREN IN THE EARLY YEARS (other than those with profound and multiple learning difficulties) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, which we adapt for children’s individual needs.

OUTCOMES FOR 2020 - 21
The eligibility for pupils’ entering public examinations, vocational qualifications, national assessments and/or other accredited courses is informed by our knowledge about our pupils’ achievement, their aspirations and their EHCP.  We are able to offer a broad range of qualifications.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
here were 23 children assessed against the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELG). Though official reporting to the borough was not required (due to C-19) internal school assessment shows that despite our pupils not achieving the Good Level of Development (National benchmark) very encouragingly:

13% of pupils achieved expected in 2 ELGs

21% of pupils achieved expected in 1 ELG

65% of pupils recorded as emerging in all ELG

Phonics Screening Check
In 2020-21 5 pupils took the Phonics Screening Check and 1 pupil passed. The 4 pupils who were unsuccessful will carry out the Phonics Screening Check in Year 2 2021 – 2022.

Key Stage 2 end of year assessments and Year 4 Multiplication Check
In 2020-21 the school didn’t have any pupils who were able to access these assessments.

Entry Levels KS3 – 9 pupils were eligible in 2020-21 and 100% were entered.

 KS3 Entry Level Results 2020 - 2021 

Core Subject Data  

English 

Maths 

No. of students achieving Entry Level 1 

4

3

No. of students achieving Entry Level 2 

4

3

No. of students achieving Entry Level 3 

2

3

Entry Levels KS4 – 9 pupils were eligible in 2020-21 and 100%  were entered.

 KS4 Entry Level Results 2021

Core Subject Data  

English 

Maths 

No. of students achieving Entry Level 1 

 

1

No. of students achieving Entry Level 2 

6

8

No. of students achieving Entry Level 3 

1

 

AQA Units
The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed.

In 2020-21 49 pupils from Key Stages 3, 4 and Post 16 worked towards achieving AQA units in PE, Science and/or Horticulture. In total, 49 students received a total of 139 AQA unit awards.

Functional skills
In 2020-21 3 eligible pupils entered and achieved functional skills English level 1, Waltham Forest College accreditation.

Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN)

Key Stage 3
22 eligible pupils completed either ‘Key Steps’ or ‘New Horizons’ as they reached the end of Key Stage Three. These outcomes  were certificated by our school moderators.

Key Stage 4
7 eligible pupils completed units in ‘Personal Progress’, achieving a Certificate Award. Due to the pandemic, external moderation has been delayed and is due to take place in the Autumn Term 2021.

Post 16
34 eligible pupils completed Towards Independence Units.  Due to the pandemic, external moderation has been delayed and is due to take place in the Autumn Term 2021. All units were self-moderated and certificated and we are awaiting certificates.

Destination leavers

There were 17 young people in post 16, who left Whitefield in July 2021. The school worked with the Local Authority, the families and other agencies to ensure the next destinations for these children and young people were secure and suitable to their needs. These young people went on to attend the following different provisions according to their needs:

  • 6 students enrolled with social care centres.
  • 7 students enrolled for courses at a range of different colleges.
  • 1 student entered an internship with Ellingham.
  • 2 students accessed additional activities within a supported living environment
  • 1 student accessed additional outreach within the home environment

 

The post 16 lead and the transition lead supported families to identify and secure placements for the young people, which were accessible to them and suitable to their needs. Pupils from all three pathways went on to be engaged in meaningful occupation in the form of community engagements, college or internships. Despite the restrictions due to lockdown in the spring and  summer terms, our young people were able to continue to be transitioned to new destination.

Schools Performance Report Academic Year 2018 – 2019

OUR CURRICULUM is designed around five pathways. These are tailored towards the individual needs of our children and young people. This is to ensure all pupils learn in a way that supports their special need and disability, so they can make good progress,  in line with their Education and Health Care Plan. Our pathways also focus on developing pupils’ knowledge about learning how to learn, enjoying and  exploring their environment, building on and following their own interests and strengths.

OUR CURRICULUM PATHWAYS:

  • REACHING OUT              a sensory curriculum for life and learning
  • STEPPING ON                 an exploratory curriculum for life and learning
  • CLIMBING UP                  an academic curriculum for life and learning
  • TAKING OFF                    a curriculum to prepare pupils aged 16 and above for their next stage

CHILDREN IN THE EARLY YEARS (other than those with profound and multiple learning difficulties) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, which we adapt for children’s individual needs.

OUTCOMES FOR 2018-2019: The eligibility for pupils’ entering public examinations, vocational qualifications, national assessments and/or other accredited courses is informed by our knowledge about our pupils’ achievement, their aspirations and their EHCP.  We are able to offer a broad range of qualifications.

1.  Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

There were 17 children assessed against the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELG) . Though official reporting to the borough was required (due to C-19) internal school assessment shows that despite our pupils not achieving the Good Level of Development (National benchmark) very  encouragingly:

12% of pupils achieved expected in 2 ELGs

24% of pupils achieved expected in 1 ELG

64% of pupils recorded as emerging in all ELG

2.  Entry Levels KS3 – 9 pupils were eligible in 2020-21 and 100%  were entered.

 KS3 Entry Level Results 2020 - 2021 

Core Subject Data  

English 

Maths 

No. of students achieving Entry Level 1 

0

0

No. of students achieving Entry Level 2 

6

1

No. of students achieving Entry Level 3 

1

5

 

3.  Entry Levels KS4 – 9 pupils were eligible in 2020-21 and 100%  were entered.

 KS4 Entry Level Results 2021

Core Subject Data  

English 

Maths 

No. of students achieving Entry Level 1 

0

0

No. of students achieving Entry Level 2 

5

3

No. of students achieving Entry Level 3 

2

4

 

4.  AQA Units

The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed.

In 2018-19 25 pupils from Key Stages 3, 4 and Post 16 worked towards achieving AQA units in Chemistry and Science.

5.  Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN)

Key Stage 3

11 pupils (out of 11 eligible pupils) completed either ‘Key Steps’ or ‘New Horizons’ as they reached the end of Key Stage Three. These outcomes  were certificated by our school moderators.

Key Stage 4

10 (out of 10 eligible pupils) completed units in ‘Personal Progress’, achieving a Certificate Award. Due to the pandemic, external moderation has been delayed and is due to take place in the Autumn Term 2021.

Post 16

43 (out of 43 eligible pupils) completed Towards Independence Units.  Due to the pandemic, external moderation has been delayed and is due to take place in the Autumn Term 2021. All units were self-moderated and certificated and we are awaiting certificates.

Leavers’ destinations

We are proud to report that 100% of our leavers (Year 11 + ) went on to a relevant next stage in education training and employment.

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