I know that all students, regardless of their initial levels or SEN, are expected to make 2 levels of progress between KS2 and KS3, ie 2 sub levels per year. This year for the first time we have some students with Statements starting in Y7 who were TA assessed at Primary School as working at P8 or NC1 and got a B for their KS2 results. My school have just put this data and their end of Y7 targets on our system. I teach a class of 16 Intervention students and 9 of them have a B grade and have been given end end of year target of 3c. In fact what they have done is give everyone who got a B, N or 2, the same end of year target!! As SENCO, I have a lot of information from their Primary Schools and from Statements or assessment reports which clearly state they most of them are not yet working at L1. I have to prepare an arguement this weekend to go to the Head to persuade him to manually reduce their target grades to more realistic ones but despite trawling the internet, I am still struggling to find official guidance on what a student working at for instance 1c would be expected to achieve at the end of KS3 (so that I can work out a target for this year) So, I want to tell him that a student on P8 would move to a 1c and then a 1b - is that 2 sub levels? Then a student on 1c would move through 1b to 1a in one year and so on, 2c and 2b in Y8 then 2a and 3c in Y9? At the rate I have just been given, my SEN students at P8/NC1 will be expected to get a 3c at the end of Y7, 3a at the end of Y8 and a 4b at the end of Y9 - and probably be expected to get a grade C at GCSE!! In reality the learning difficulties of a couple of the students mean they are very unlikely to progress beyond L1 as after 7 years of Primary school teaching they still cannnot read at all and can barely write - but they are lovely kids and I want to fight for them to have fair targets. Please could someone direct me to very specific guidance that I can present to the Head, I have looked at the Progression Data etc but it shows % of what different levels have achieved in their cohorts rather than a clear graph showing progression from P scales through to KS3 etc.I have got a table showing that but it starts at W working towards a 1 being expeced to achieve a G grade rather than from Ks2 to KS3. Thanks for reading this long post, I hope someone here can help me this weekend.