Every Child programme linked to highest ever SATS results in Newham schools
MP Nick Gibb commended 10 primary schools in Newham – the highest of any UK local authority – for their progress in Key Stage 2, which covers Years 3-6.
The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales highlights how in Newham, we have high aspirations for our children and young people and are committed to supporting them to succeed. The council invest nearly £9 million in these schemes which are delivered with the support of our schools, Newham’s Every Child programme complements traditional learning to ensure our young people have a good mix of academic and social education. The programme is in a large respect enhancing pupil's overall academic and social development.
At secondary level, Brampton Manor Academy, Forest Gate Community, Chobham Manor and Plashet schools were lauded for their achievements in supporting Years 10 and 11 pupils through Key Stage 4.
Several criteria were used to establish which schools were recognised by the education minister.
Cleves Primary, Curwen Primary, Monega Primary, Ravenscroft Primary, Rosetta Primary, St. Antony’s Catholic Primary, St. Edward’s Catholic Primary, St. Stephen’s, Star Primary and Tollgate Primary schools were in the top ten per cent of schools nationally for progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
Meanwhile, Forest Gate, Plashet and Brampton Manor schools were congratulated as their Progress 8 scores – measuring pupils’ performance across eight subjects from age 11 to 16 – were statistically high when compared to the national average.
Brampton Manor was eligible thanks to its higher-than-average figure of 56 per cent students attaining the English Baccalaureate.
The school performance measures how many pupils achieve a grade C or above in the core academic subjects at Key Stage 4.
Chobham Academy was also commended as 97% of its students had entered for the English Baccalaureate compared to the English average of 36.8%.
Cllr Peppiatt added: “In addition to the achievements lauded by the education minister, our GCSE and A-level results continue to be high and in primary schools, our Reading Guarantee is delivering excellent results with the majority of pupils passing the phonics screening test.