At St. Teresa's, we believe that children should achieve in a variety of ways and, as such, have devised a set of core values which underpin everything we do. During their time with us, the children show love to one another on a daily basis, develop strategies to enable them to become independent learners, become highly effective team players and understand that challenges lead not to failure but to learning. By the time children leave us at the end of Year 6, we hope they have achieved academically but that, also, they are going to their high schools as well-rounded individuals with excellent learning behaviour who can apply the valuable skills they have learnt to any tasks they undertake and contribute fully to the school and wider community.
Outcomes Summer 2016.
Key Stage 2
You will find a full breakdown of our 2016 results and be able to compare results between local schools at Key Stage 2 by referring to the Department For Education's website .
Progress between Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) in Reading, Writing and Maths was comfortably above the national average as well as the average for other Merton schools. This means that overall, children achieve very well over time.
‘Attainment’ measures the ability of children at a set point rather than over time.
Reading attainment (76%) was above the national expected standard and greater depth (14%) was just below the national standard.
Writing attainment (71%) was just below the national expected standard and greater depth (22%) was at the national standard.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) attainment (88%) was above the national expected standard and greater depth (31%) was above the national standard.
Maths attainment (80%) was above the national expected standard and greater depth (15%) was just below the national standard.
Reading, Writing and Maths attainment combined (53%) was above the national expected standard and greater depth (3%) was just below the national standard.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 (KS1) achievement was strong in 2016.
Reading attainment both at the expected standard (78%) and greater depth (38%) was above the national standard.
Writing attainment both at the expected standard (83%) and greater depth (37%) was above the national standard.
Maths attainment both at the expected standard (82%) and greater depth (30%) was above the national standard.
Year 1 Phonics test.
97% of children reached the expected standard in Year 1 Phonics. This is comfortably above the national average (provisional 81%).
Achievement in the Nursery and Reception classes is very strong. In 2016 70% of pupils achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’.
The school has performed above the national average for the past 3 years.
We are committed to ensuring that all children make good progress in school and that a great many of these will make better than expected progress.
Teachers and senior leaders are constantly monitoring progress throughout the school. Children who are making slow progress or who may be experiencing specific difficulties are identified and their parents contacted early in the term so that any issues can be tackled effectively, ensuring that children make better progress. These meetings are completely supportive and non-judgemental. We are keen to state that they aid progress and do not stigmatise the children concerned.