How well our children progress - EYFS Early Years Outcome
Updated September 2018
Children who attend Robert Owen progress exceptionally well from their starting points. We track the children's development at 3 points throughout the year (October, February and June) using the Early Years Foundation Stage Outcomes.
In September 2017, at the start of the school year just over half the children were assessed as at age or above. As an average overview just over 50% were on track to reach a good level of development, a predictor for the end of the reception class. By June 2018, this had increased to 79% on track to reach a good level of development at the end of reception (summer 2019). 66% of children had attained expected levels in all prime areas (personal social and emotional, communication and language, physical development). There were 142 leavers in July 2018, with most children well equipped to move on to reception class, and the large majority moving to Greenwich schools.
Bearing in mind, within this cohort many children have different starting points into the nursery – some have three, four or five terms from when they are three, some have 6 or even 7 terms if they start with us when they are two. We know that children who start with us at two years old have a stronger starting point for their final year, than those children who just do one year.
The majority of children (70%) made good progress throughout the year, moving ‘3 steps’ or more within the EYFS development matters tracking. For those children who did not make good progress, there were significant factors – either children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or those who were already achieving well, arriving at 30-50 months (developing) in their final year. Each child received experiences relevant to their own needs and levels of learning – including stretching on the more able. Children with SEND were in receipt of Personal Learning Plans and appropriate individualized interventions.
The tracking for the 2019 cohort showed is that personal social and emotional development is an area for focus for the year, as is communication and language and this forms part of our development plan for the coming year.
We can track Greenwich children through to their EYFSP results at the end of their reception year, at age 5. In 2018 76% of children in the Robert Owen reach area achieved a good level of development compared with 69% nationally.
Please contact your staff team if you wish to discuss your child's progress at any time.
"Children are provided with excellent teachers and facilities. They are engaged and stimulated with both indoor and outdoor activities, all varied and interesting. The staff care about the children and are genuinely interested in them and their individual development. Excellent provision." (SM parent pss 2015)