The pupils and staff of The Link Primary School

would like to wish you all a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Assessment and Outcomes

The school assessment system is strong, recording clear academic progress from a starting point using the SOLAR assessment system as well as holistic progress for pupils with language and communication needs through The Link Priorities as well as IEP’s related to long term EHCP barriers. Data analysis highlights pupils making less than expected progress so that interventions can be put into place in a timely manner.

Assessment System


• The use of SOLAR shows the progress that children make in Maths and English from a clear baseline.
• There is enough comparative data to show above, below and expected levels of progress for pupils at The Link. This then enables targets to be set for all and interventions for those pupils who are not making a sufficient rate of progress.

Link Priorities
• The Link Priorities form part of the termly assessment procedures and they focus on the areas not covered by the SOLAR assessment system to ensure that vital aspects of a child’s development are monitored.
• They identify who needs to have interventions in place to help with social, emotional and self-help development.


• IEPs are written based on EHCP outcomes.
• The targets from the IEPS are monitored each term and interventions developed for those children who are making below expected progress in obtaining their targets.

Outcomes 2016-17

Whole School

• Holistic progress across the whole school (including English, Maths, The Link Priorities and IEPs) is outstanding
• Below expected – 11%, Expected – 69%, Above expected – 20%

SOLAR English
• Outstanding progress is being made in English
• Below expected -10%, Expected -67%, Above expected – 23%

• Good progress is being made in Maths
• Below expected – 23%, Expected – 51%, Above expected – 26%

Link Priorities
• Good progress is being made across the Link Priorities
• Below expected – 13%, Expected- 60%, Above expected- 27%

• Good progress is being made in targets that help pupils to overcome their man barriers to learning.
• Below expected –18 %, Expected- 58 %, Above expected- 24%

National End of Key Stage Outcomes 2016-17

Key Stage 1 (5 pupils)
• 100% were working below the Pre-Key Stage: foundations for the expected standard

Key Stage 2 (5 pupils) – English Writing
• 40% Below the standard of the Pre-Key Stage
• 20% at the Pre-Key Stage: foundations for the expected standard
• 20% at the Pre-Key Stage: early development of the expected standard
• 20% working towards the expected standard

English Reading
• 60% Below the standard of the Pre-Key Stage
• 40% at the Pre-Key Stage: growing development of the expected standard

• 40% below the standard of the Pre-Key Stage
• 40% at the Pre-Key Stage: foundations for the expected standard
• 20% at the Pre-Key Stage: early development of the expected standard

‘Thank you very much for all the help and support you have given our daughter. The Link is a great school and our decision to send our daughter here was the best decision we made.”

Parental Survey 2017

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