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CfE SecondaryHeadteacher Network Meeting. Karen Prophet Senior Education Manager 11 September 2013. 1. Attainment CfE levels. 2. Attainment CfE levels. 3. Attainment CfE levels. 4. Attainment Standardised Assessments S2.

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SecondaryHeadteacher Network Meeting

Karen Prophet

Senior Education Manager

11 September 2013


attainment standardised assessments s2
Attainment Standardised Assessments S2

Initial figures are the S2 progress scores for those pupils who had an S1 and S2 score.

Nos. in brackets sourced from S2 results only ie does not include any progress measure.

The former information is included in Improvements in Performance Reports.



Standardised Assessment Future plans

  • Continuing at end of P1, P4, P7 in Literacy and Numeracy for a minimum of 5
  • years from 2013-14 until 2017-18
  • Literacy assessments
  • Pre-5: decision required
  • Start of P1: Current P1 baseline
  • End of P1: YARC (2013-14 to 2015-16)
  • End of P4 and P7: GL Assessment New Group Reading Test (2013-14 to 2017-18)
  • End of S2 or S3? GL Assessment New Group Reading Test (2013-14 to 2017-18)



Standardised Assessment Future plans

  • Numeracy assessments
  • Pre-5: decision required
  • Start of P1: Current P1 baseline
  • End of P1: PIM5 (2013-14 to 2015-16)
  • End of P4 and P7: GL Assessment Progress in Mathematics 8 and 11 respectively (2013-14 to 2017-18)
  • End of S2 or S3?: Progress in Mathematics 13/14 dependent on stage (2013-14 to 2017-18)



Attainment key messages

  • CfE levels show increasing confidence however we would expect that the % achieving secure should be around 75%
  • Standardised assessments in literacy show that our schools are underperforming across the ability range.
  • Standardised assessments in mathematics show that our schools are performing well apart from our most able pupils.



Attainment - what do we need to do?

  • Track progress of individual learners and groups of learners.
  • Quality assure literacy and numeracy approaches
  • Share practice - similar schools performing better
  • Ensure consistency in universal and targeted approaches in literacy and numeracy.


attainment what do we need to do
Continue to focus on raising attainment at 5@ level 3 and 5@level 4.

Track the outcomes for Looked After and carers

Share practice – strategies for improving the above

Increase personalisation and choice through a rich senior phase working collaboratively with other schools, college, business and voluntary sector.

Attainment – what do we need to do?



Self-evaluation and the S & Q report

  • S & Q designed to be a ‘live’ document
  • Expected to be updated as part of ongoing self-evaluation
  • Expected therefore to be completed by end of June in draft form
  • Improvement plan expected to be completed end of June in order to share with staff at beg of term
  • End of September is data collection date only
  • Will be shared and accessed through sharepoint in 365.



Religious Observance

  • Scottish Government guidance on religious observance 2011
  • City of Edinburgh position paper on Religious Observance November 2011
  • Currently Edinburgh’s practice under scrutiny



Religious Observance –

What do we need to do?

  • Ensure minimum of 6 opportunities
  • Ensure that these are in the spirit of religious observance rather than worship
  • Ensure these opportunities are on your website with details of when these will take place
  • Ensure that any young person who opts out has a planned relevant activity.




  • The quality of secondary education in the City of
  • Edinburgh is good with some schools providing a very
  • good standard of education.
  • 91% of secondary schools achieved good or above in the quality of the learners’ experiences (2.1) (56% VG)
  • 91% of secondary schools achieved good or above in the quality of meeting learners’ needs.(5.3) (43%)
  • As City of Edinburgh, we want all of our schools to be


review of quality improvement
Significant reductions in budget of 135K in 2012-13 and 385K in 2013-14

No longer able to continue to reduce personnel without having a review of the service

Currently 6 Secondary QIOs supporting 23 secondary schools and leading curriculum

Currently 3 Primary QIOs supporting 87 primary schools

Currently 3 Early Years QIOs supporting 18 Nursery Schools, EY in primary schools and 120+ partner providers.

Support for 14 Special Schools also provided.

Review of Quality Improvement


review of quality improvement1
Reduced from 4 Senior Quality Improvement Officers to 2 and now to 1 - Grace Vickers, Quality Improvement Manager

Undertaken initial review exercise with Quality Improvement Team

At the same time as we are reviewing our service, schools’ capacity for school improvement based on effective self-evaluation is increasing

We need to consider our role against this backdrop.

Review of Quality Improvement


review of quality improvement2
What we think are ‘MUST DO’s in any future delivery model:

Commitment to developing capacity/leadership across the system through CLPL, joint practice, networks, cluster, working and partnership working.

Focused and proportionate response to support and challenge which leads to (impact) improved outcomes for all learners.

Clarity through strategic plan outlining clear priorities informed by rigorous self evaluation and evidence based approaches.

Getting/developing the right leaders with the right skills to create the most effective team.

Review of Quality Improvement


review of quality improvement3
What we think are ‘Shooting For’ in any future delivery


Develop an excellent teaching profession in City of Edinburgh

Develop highly effective leadership.

Further develop school and centre self-evaluation within learning communities

Review of Quality Improvement


review of quality improvement4
Possible future models of delivery:

Important not to rush to models without consideration of our purpose and statutory responsibilities


neighbourhood model

sector model

School groups model

HT leading school groups model

Education officer role combining school functional management issues with issues of quality of education

Review of Quality Improvement


future consultation with hts
Leadership opportunity on change management looking at review of Quality Improvement. This team will lead on future consultation with HTs.

Grace Vickers, Quality Improvement Manager

Jennifer Ross, HT Corstorphine Primary School

Norma Prentice, HT Drummond CHS

Alison Kidd, QIO

Future Consultation with HTs