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New Ofsted definition of a 'coasting' Primary school

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by nomad, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The government has provided draft regulations to the commons bill committee that set out how, subject to the passage of the Education and Adoption Bill, a primary school will be defined as coasting in 2016.

    A school will be coasting if:

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    • in 2016 fewer than 85 per cent of pupils achieve the new expected standard across these subjects and they do not make sufficient progress.
    all three of the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

    As the coasting definition will maintain the aspiration for 85 per cent of pupils to reach the new expected standard, ministers have consequently decided that the attainment part of the primary floor standard will be set at 65 per cent in 2016 to differentiate the one-year floor standard and the three-year coasting definition.

  2. Ruthiesword

    Ruthiesword New commenter

    How can they backdate a target and change it from 65 to 85 for 2014 & 2015? So this year's floor target was 65% but for coasting will now be 85% but next year's will be 65% or have I had too much sunshine?
  3. Ruthiesword

    Ruthiesword New commenter

    Read the link and it says 65% for all three years - I think,.
  4. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Definition of coasting primary schools?

    Academy = not coasting

    LA = Coasting
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  5. chriszwinter1

    chriszwinter1 New commenter

    So, when a school converts to an academy, suddenly the coasting stops. Simple, just like the politicians. .
    mumbobumbo likes this.

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