This is the precentage of pupils with special educational needs (SEN): School Action Plus attaining level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics (RWM) at key stage 2. A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.
At School Action Plus external support services, both those provided by the LEA and by outside agencies, will usually see the child, in school if that is appropriate and practicable, so that they can advise teachers on new IEPs with fresh targets and accompanying strategies, provide more specialist assessments that can inform planning and the measurement of a pupil’s progress, give advice on the use of new or specialist strategies or materials, and in some cases provide support for particular activities.
The national curriculum standards have been designed so that most pupils will progress by approximately one level every two years and are a combination of tests and teacher assessments. Pupils are expected to achieve level 4 by the end of key stage 2 and to make at least two levels of progress between key stage 1 and key stage 2. A 'good' level 4 is one where the test mark is in the top two-thirds of the level 4 mark range, i.e. level 4B or above. All children in state funded primary schools, including most academies and free schools, are required to take part in key stage 2 national curriculum assessments before they more to secondary school.
Tests and teacher assessments provide complementary information about pupils' attainment. The tests are designed to show what pupils have achieved in selected parts of a subject at the end of each key stage. Teacher assessment is the teachers' judgement of each pupil's performance in the whole subject over the whole academic year.
The description 'state-funded primary schools' refers to those schools maintained by the local authority, including academies, free schools and city technology colleges (CTCs). Figures for hospital schools and pupil referral units are excluded.
Note 1: pupil performance (those achieving the expected level) can be affected by a number of factors which mean that small year on year changes shouldn't be considered to be significant, particularly at local authority level. Note 2: the writing aspect for 2011 and earlier years is based on the writing test and not writing teacher assessment and so is not directly comparable to earlier figures and are therefore not included in this time series.
03 Apr 2020
Achievement of KS2 level 4+ in RWM for pupils with School Action Plus SEN (%)
a high value is good
Attainment at key stage 2 in reading, writing and mathematics by SEN provision