At Foreland Fields School we ensure that every pupil and student is supported to develop their confidence, increase resilience and grow to be as independent a young adult as possible. We strive to support them to achieve to the best of their ability.
In order to achieve this we set realistic but challenging targets. End of Key Stage targets, with annual targets to ensure pupils and students remain on track, are set for every pupil. Progress towards these targets is monitored throughout the year through close analysis of progress data and discussions with teachers. Continuous monitoring ensures that early intervention is possible to address barriers to learning.
Comparison of progress of pupils in a range of vulnerable groups is closely tracked to ensure no group achieves less well than others.
In 2012 the Government began a review of the National Curriculum. The new National Curriculum came into being in September 2014. The most radical change was the removal of the National Curriculum levels giving schools the freedom to assess as they wished. Whilst with the 2015/16 data we have used P Levels to measure progress, from 2016 the school will be using Pupil Asset as its assessment and tracking tool. This software package was developed by KASS (Kent Association of Special Schools) to track pupils. See ‘Pupil Asset’ page in this section.
The prior attainment of learners at the beginning of each Key Stage is the starting point for developing expectations and setting challenging targets. Targets for the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) are based on the assessment of learners at the end of Key Stage 1. End of Key Stage 4 targets (Year 11) are based on the end of Key Stage 2 assessment. Median is identified as ‘Good’ progress.
2015/16 Progression Guidance outcomes for both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 can be viewed below.
During the 2015/16 academic year, students in our Sixth Form followed personal pathways. An increased number of students were entered for external accreditation including Asdan Personal Progress and OCR Entry Level qualifications.
Sixth Form accreditation data can be viewed below.