KS2 Educational Outcomes for the Academic Year 2018/19
Thousands of school children sat the KS2 Assessments in May last year and many were celebrating great personal successes at the end of the summer term. The hard work of the children and the planning, support and monitoring offered by teachers up and down the local authority has been seen in the early provisional data set that was released this week.
Below you will find the early provisional data for KS2. This data is still subject to formalised checking and there may be changes to the final data which is due for release in December 2019
In 2019, at the end of Key Stage 2 (11 year old), 5,581 children in Kirklees schools were assessed in reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS); writing; and mathematics.
When reviewing individual subject areas, greater than national improvements were seen at the expected and higher standard for both writing and mathematics and as a result the gap with national is reducing in these areas.
As a local authority, following the pattern seen nationally, reading took a slight dip at both standards.
This has resulted in only a slight rise at the combined measure, where 61.8% of children in Kirklees reached the expected standard in combined reading, writing and mathematics an increase of 0.2% on 2018 figures.
This places Kirklees around 3% below national.
A table of results can be found attached here to the right.
Help us to Help You Event
Kirklees Children Services in conjunction with PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs) is hosting a one-stop drop-in event for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities on 20 September.
The drop-in event is a follow up to the Help Us To Help You events which ran throughout June and is the largest of the events.
Building on the success of our June events and in direct response to feedback, the Council’s Children’s Service and PCAN have planned a ‘Help Us To Help You…Next Steps’ – our biggest information advice and guidance session so far.
This one-stop event, which has an array of information and support services for parents, carers, and professionals caring for children with additional needs or a disability in one place, in order offer help and support and guidance and a fantastic opportunity for networking
The event will feature over 40 stallholders, bringing together different agencies, providers and support services in one place. Representatives from health, education and community activities will all be in attendance and lots more.
It offers families the freedom and space to find out what is on offer in their local communities, make direct links with support groups, meet the people who run the groups, and gather information and to talk about their child or young person –
There will also be the opportunity to attend one of the following workshops:
• Direct payments (10:30 -11:30)
• What young people have told us (12:00-12:45)
• Parent and carer engagement feedback event (13:30 – 14:30)
This is a free drop-in event, and we hope you will find time to come along, we want the event to be accessible to all, so please let us know if you have any special requirements.
The event will be held at the Textile Centre, Huddersfield between 10am – 3pm.
There will also be face painting available for younger children and refreshments will be available to purchase.
For more information contact 01484 456 847.
National Governance Association Model Code of Conduct for Governing Boards
The 2019 version of National Governance Association’s (NGA) Model Code of Conduct for governing boards and has been distributed to governors along with the papers for annual meetings. A digital copy is also attached to this article.
The model code of conduct remains anchored in the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life: selflessness; integrity; objectivity, accountability; openness; honesty and leadership. In addition to this, the 2019 version has been strengthened by the inclusion of the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education to help school leaders take difficult decisions. The NGA model code of conduct can be tailored to reflect your specific governing board and school structure.
Once approved by the governing board, the Code will apply to all governors/trustees/academy committee members. We recommend that the code should be thoroughly discussed so that the whole governing board has ownership of it, and, once it has been adopted, the governors/trustees/academy committee members should be asked to review and agree it, on an annual basis ideally at the first meeting in the autumn term.