During our review activities, members of the Pupil Voice Group and the AoLe Leader undertook workbook Scrutiny and Listening to Learners activities. Additionally, the AoLe Leader completed data analysis of standardised testing and reviewed progress of the new LPS Curriculum projects.
We identified the following strengths related to our Action Plan;
In the Autumn Term, data analysis indicated that the newly introduced reading system (Reading Eggs) was having a positive impact on standards of reading in nearly all classes.
Data analysis demonstrated that in nearly all classes there has been an average Lexile growth of +300 within the first half term of its implementation.
Comprehension in Years 2-6 also improved over the first half term when using the online platform, with 73% answering literal questions correct and 69% answering inferential questions correct.
In nearly all classes, data analysis has shown that pupils have enjoyed choosing their own books from the online library, to accompany their ORT stage book, with most pupils choosing fiction. This has clearly had an impact on pupil engagement with the programme and is developing independence and choice as a 'real' reader.
Professional dialogue demonstrated that engagement within the Spring Term with Reading Eggs was high with nearly all pupils in each class completing home learning tasks.
NGRT Summer Term data also reinforced the impact of the blended learning approach with 58% of pupils reading at or above their chronological age in the Autumn Term, however 82% were reading at or above their chronological age in the Summer Term.
NGRT data also demonstrated that all groups of learners made progress with 42% reading below their chronological age in the Autumn Term, however in the Summer Term 18% were reading below their chronological age.
In nearly all classes, the use of success criteria during the drafting & editing process is having a positive impact on the standard of writing throughout the school, ensuring all technical aspects are in place.
From Workbook Scrutiny, it is evident that teacher planning and assessments are being used effectively to ensure all groups of learners are working to a high standard in order to 'bridge the gap' after returning to school after Lockdown.
From data analysis, it is clear that our new Spelling approach (Reading Eggs), is having an extremely positive impact on pupil's spelling in nearly all classes.
Workbook scrutiny demonstrates that nearly all classes are being challenged during class spelling lessons, improving vocabulary as well as spelling of extended word lists.
Data from the Young's Spelling test demonstrates the impact of a successful blended learning approach with 21% spelling below their chronological age in the Autumn Term and only 12% spelling below their chronological age in the Summer Term.
Workbook Scrutiny demonstrates that the standard of Welsh across the school is at the expected level in nearly all classes.