Barriers to Student Progress 2018 – 2019

In-school barriers 2018 to 2019
A. Progress Check grades show that students, particularly boys, have a low motivation for independent learning. (Aug 2018 results Girls P8 +0.24, Boys -0.21)
B. Learning Walks show that the behaviour in lessons is good. There was a decrease in the number of behaviour points given to PP students in 2017 to 18 of 21%. However, PP students in 2017 to 2018 accounted for 51% of the behaviour points overall.
C. There are 48 lessons taught by non-specialists which may reduce the QoT for these students.
D. From September 2018 students in Y7 and 8 are taught in mixed ability in the Core subjects that have previously set according to ability.  Teachers are learning how to effectively differentiate the lessons for all abilities.
E. Data from the Accelerated Reader system shows that 30% of Year 7 students have a reading age below the expected standard.

External Barriers 2018 to 2019

A. Attendance of PP students is lower, on average than non-PP students.  In 2016 to 17 attendance of PP students was 7.6% lower than non-PP students and 2017 to 18 it was 4.2%.  Attendance of PP boys is lower than PP girls. 
B. Destination data shows that Testwood students, particularly boys, may have low aspirations about what they think they can achieve after leaving school with regards education routes and subsequent careers.   In 2016 to 17 and 2017 to 18, a higher proportion of Testwood students went on to study vocational/training courses than the Hants. average and these are more likely to be boys.