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Cabinet Decision: 13th December 2018
Title of Item/Report
School Performance 2017 - 2018 for Vulnerable Pupils
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented a headline, summary analysis of performance in the academic year 2017 - 2018 against all key stages for all providers in the Borough for vulnerable pupils. It was informed by the latest available data, some of which remained un-validated and compared to national averages where they exist. It included performance outcomes for:

- Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding;
- Performance by gender;
- Black and Minority Ethnic children;
- Looked After Children;
- Children with Special Needs;
- Attendance and exclusion figures for Stockton.

In summary:-

- There was a continued strong trajectory of improvement evident in the performance of vulnerable pupils.
- Attainment for disadvantaged pupils had improved from the previous year in all key stages.
- Improvement in attainment was largely evidenced for both boys and girls across key stages. However, the progress of disadvantaged boys remains an area of focus at Key Stage 4.
- Attainment for BME pupils was mainly equal to or above attainment from the previous year in all key phases other than Key Stage 1, where attainment was equal to national averages. Progress for BME pupils had also improved at KS4. BME KS2 attainment in Maths was an area of focus.
- Overall the gap between SEN and Non SEN in Stockton was closing when compared to 2016/17.


1. The standards and achievement across the Borough for vulnerable groups of children 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 for vulnerable groups 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
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 21 December 2018.

Date of Publication: 17 December 2018

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