Entry for the phonics screening is judged on an individual basis.
No pupils in years 1 or 2 were put forward for the phonics test in 2016/17.
For many of the pupils who attend Nexus the Phonics Test is not appropriate, however this does not reflect the aspirational targets that we set for them.
The school follows the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.
The school does not adopt a particular reading scheme instead choosing books that meet the needs of the individual pupils.
Should you have questions about the Phonics Screening Test or supporting your child with reading please contact your child’s class teacher.
Pupil Progress Data
Following changes to the National Curriculum in 2015 and the introduction of “life without levels” there is no national benchmark of progress other than that a pupil should make progress towards a suitably aspirational target which has been set using evidence of their prior attainment and their previous rates of progress.
At Key Stage 2, 4 and 5 the national data sets show that all pupils at Nexus made progress and attained significantly below the national standard. However this nationally reported data is calculated on test results, such as GCSE’s and the pupils attending Nexus are generally unable to access this level of accreditation or testing.
At Nexus we are committed to continuing to track pupils progress in a meaningful useful way using a range of assessment tools. The school regularly reviews pupil progress to identify any progress that is less than good and evidence of intervention and impact is clearly documented.
The tables below shows as a result of the rigorous and aspirational target setting and high quality teaching and intervention, the percentage of pupils who achieved and exceeded their end of year targets:
|Key Stage 2||Maths||Reading||Writing|
|Key Stage 3||Maths||Reading||Writing|
|Key Stage 4||Number||Reading||Writing|
| % On target or Exceeded |
|% Exceeded Target|
|% On target or Exceeded|
|% Exceeded Target|
|SG5 (SLD)||SG4 (PMLD)||SG2 and 3 (ASD)|
|OCR Life and Living Skills||2 * Entry 1 4 Credits|
2 * Entry 2 13 Credits
|1 * Entry 1|
|2* Entry 1|
|OCR Cambridge Progression||Entry 1 15 Pass|
Entry 2 9 Pass
Entry 3 1 Pass
|ASDAN Employability||New Course|
|ASDAN Work Right||New Course|
|College||4 * Animal Management Entry 2|
Vulnerable Group Data
|Pupil Premium Pupils|
|% of pupils on track to achieve or exceed target||% of pupils on track to achieve or exceed target||% of pupils on track to achieve or exceed target|
|Year 7 Catch Up Funding||Maths||Reading||Writing|
|% of pupils on track to achieve or exceed targets||% of pupils on track to achieve or exceed targets||% of pupils on track to achieve or exceed targets|
Nexus School Performance Tables:
Key Stage 1 -2 Attainment Grids 2015/16
Please see documents below.
Retention & Destination Data:
KS4 – 100% of the pupils who completed KS4 at the end of 2016/17 stayed at Nexus and continued in KS5.
KS5 – 100% of the pupils completed their study programmes at the end of 2016/17.
All students continued in full time education when leaving Nexus.
|Year / No. of|
|Destination||No. of NEETS||No. who remained in|
|2013/14 – 1||Further Education – Local|
College Provision / Supported Employment
|2014/15 – 4||1 Further Education – Residential College|
1 Social services Provision
2 Further Education – Local College
|2015/16 – 3||3 – Further Education – Local College||0|| |
|2016/17 – 1||Further Education – Local College||0|| |