Information for Ofsted Inspectors

Ofsted Visit Information


Lark Hall’s Self Evaluation Form (SEF) and School Development Plan (SDP) within this section of the website, together with the achievement statistics documents, do not include the children in the Centre for Autism.


The reason for this format is that these children have separate admission criteria to mainstream children, are educated in a separate facility and do not follow the National Curriculum, nor take part in the KS1 or KS2 SATs. The statistics highlighted in this format do include, of course, all SEND and non-SEND children in the mainstream school; to ensure a fair comparison to all other national mainstream schools.


To provide examples of the significant distortion the children (6 boys) within the Centre for Autism bring to the 2017 Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs achievement data for Lark Hall, please see below.


KS2 SATs - All Children:

For Reading, 89% of mainstream children reached the required standards in comparison to 76% (when the Centre for Autism children are included); for Writing, it was 91% as opposed to 80% and for Maths it was 96% as opposed to 84%.


KS2 SATs - Boys:

For KS2 SATs Reading, 81% of mainstream boys reached the required standards in comparison to 67% (when the Centre for Autism children are included); for Writing, it was 85% as opposed to 70% and for Maths it was 93% as opposed to 76%.


KS2 SATs Progression:

The 2017 Primary School Accountability guidelines for progression (building on the Rochford Review for children working below the standards for KS2 assessment) do not resolve the progression issues for children working in the Centre for Autism.  For example, for Reading, the progress score for mainstream children was 2.2 in comparison to 1.3 (when the Centre for Autism children are included); for Writing, it was 4.2 as opposed to 3.2 and for Maths it was 2.8 as opposed to 1.5.


KS1 SATs - All Children:

For Reading, 80% of mainstream children reached the required standards in comparison to 69% (when the Centre for Autism children are included); for Writing, it was 75% as opposed to 64% and for Maths it was 76% as opposed to 66%.


This format informs the mainstream school SEF and underpins the achievement objectives contained in the mainstream SDP.  To include the achievement of the children within the Centre for Autism would miss-inform the SDP and future areas for effective school improvement, as well as as the academic priorities of the children.


Whilst the school leadership and all stakeholders understand fully that these statistics differ from the official DfE data, please be advised that we expect all external validation of the performance of the children, including, but not exhaustive of, the school inspectorate, to use this SEF, SDP and achievement statistics in this section of the website as the guide for comparative purposes. This is to ensure our children receive the same comparative scrutiny as other mainstream children.  


The Centre for Autism produces its own SEF, SDP and any summative and formative assessment of these children, together with a comparative analysis, is contained in both documents.


Key Documents

Key Documents to Read Prior to Inspection

 

Self Evaluation Form 2017   

SDP 2017-18 Part 1

SDP 2017-18 Part 2        

KS2 Reading.Pdf

KS2 Writing.pdf          

KS2 Maths.Pdf

KS2 RWM.Pdf  

KS2 SPaG.Pdf

KS1 Reading Writing Maths.Pdf 

Year 1 Phonics.Pdf

EYFS.Pdf

2017-18 Parents' Handbook.pdf

Pupil Premium Policy 2017-18.pdf

Ofsted Final Report Nov 2014.pdf

Staffing.pdf  

Timings Of The Day And Assemblies.Pdf
CFA Self Evaluation Form 2017/18