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Cabinet Decision: 18th October 2018
Title of Item/Report
School Performance 2017-2018
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given report that presented a summary of provisional headline performance data for the academic year 2017-18 in all Key Stages for all providers across the Borough.

There was a continued strong trajectory of improvement evident in performance of pupils in the primary phase. Of the 17 maintained schools inspected this year, 15 retained their good judgement, meaning that 95% maintained schools were good or better. This reflected the impact of the work of the Education Improvement Service in monitoring, challenging, intervening and supporting the sector.

Secondary outcomes had improved overall from 2017 to 2018, were above provisional 2018 national averages in all bar one measure, above 2017 national averages and with all Stockton headline measures comparing very favourably to those for other NE LAs. Within Stockton schools performance varies considerably.

Post-16 outcomes had been even further strengthened in school sixth forms whilst the two Stockton colleges had maintained improvements on many measures.

RESOLVED that:-

1. The standards and achievements across the Borough be noted.

2. The strong overall performance of Stockton schools at both primary and secondary phases be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
The annual report on standards across the borough enables Cabinet to monitor standards and achievement and to evaluate the impact of local authority monitoring, challenge, intervention and support.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 9 - School Performance 2017-2018 as his grandchildren attended Frederick Natrass School and Northshore School.

Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 9 - School Performance 2017-2018 as his grandchildren attended Northfield School.

Councillor Norma Wilburn declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 9 - School Performance 2017-2018 as she was a governor at Stockton Riverside College.

Councillor Bob Cook declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 9 - School Performance 2017-2018 as his grandchildren attended Northfield School and he was on the Governing Body of two of the schools named within the report.

Councillor Mike Smith declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 9 - School Performance 2017-2018 as his grandchildren attended Northfield School and Roseberry Primary School and his daughter worked at Roseberry Primary School.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 26 October 2018
Attachment

Date of Publication: 22 October 2018


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