Isaac Newton Primary School are delighted to announce they have posted record SATs scores following a fantastic 2018-19.
The percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths reached 62%, overtaking the local authority average and depicting a 7% increase on scores from 2018. The percentage of pupils achieving a higher standard in reading, writing and maths also continues to rise and stands at 12%, 1% above the national average.
In addition, children achieving the expected standard in individual subjects has risen considerably, with an increase of 10% in reading and 17% in maths, compared to results from 2018.
There have been a number of key changes within school to achieve these results:
- The development of a clearer more consistent maths framework which focuses on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We ensure learning is broken down into small manageable steps to ensure skills can be taught and embedded and provide the children with lots of different types of questions so that they can apply their knowledge in different ways.
- Making reading a high priority within our curriculum with daily, whole class teaching sessions taking place across the school. All children have access to high quality, age-appropriate texts within these sessions which include a greater focus on the teaching of a specific reading skill.
- Implementing the Accelerated Reader scheme. This has ensured that children in KS2 are reading books which are appropriate to their reading ability and provide sufficient challenge. They complete a quiz once they have finished their book so that we are able to monitor their comprehension.
Chris Heathcote, Headteacher at Isaac Newton Primary School, was extremely pleased with the results.
“I was delighted with the SATS results that Isaac Newton pupils achieved in 2019. Our staff work so hard to create a climate for learning and to help our children thrive on a daily basis, both academically, socially and emotionally.
The children have benefitted from consistent, ‘Quality First Teaching’ which caters for the needs of all pupils. This is very much our belief here at Isaac Newton, where we prioritise the children spending the majority of their time in the classroom, immersed in learning with their peers. With access to a broad and balanced curriculum, where knowledge is clearly planned and sequenced, our children will continue to make fantastic progress enabling us to ensure that they are prepared for the next stages of their education.
Congratulations to all the staff and pupils for the results achieved!”