The Brier School

The Brier School

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Performance Data

Pupils in The Brier School have significant difficulties in the area of cognition and learning.

Challenging expectations are set for all pupils and achievements celebrated. Overall attainment is below national expectation and in 2019 in our Primary department, one pupil passed the Year 1 phonics test and one passed the Mathematics SATS test. In Key Stage 4 six pupils achieved grades in GCSEs English and/or Mathematics and evidence of a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum with strong outcomes are attached below (table and analysis for KS4 to attach).


Pupil progress is evidenced on an ongoing basis on the DAPA (Dudley Attainment and Progress Assessment), which is developed and used by special schools and increasingly for SEND pupils in mainstream schools. Working closely with other DAPA schools has been advantageous for quality assurance, moderation, challenge and support. 


DAPA v3 has the pre-key stage standards embedded, and pupils are assessed on these at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2. Four pupils achieved below pre-key stage standard 1 in 2019 and P Level attainment was submitted for these pupils.


EYFS pupils continue to be assessed on the statutory framework and this year we are an adopter school for the new EYFS framework. In addition, we have a small steps assessment, to enable progress towards EYFS outcomes to be identified and celebrated. Pupils entering school have a range of complex needs and are working predominantly within the 8-20 month attainment band. Challenging expectation and a close working relationship with families and multi-agency stage have high levels of impact.  By the end of the reception year, evidence of attainment captured in Learning Journeys , coupled with feedback at EHCP reviews where progress towards outcomes is assessed highlight excellent progress for the vast majority of pupils.

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the Government has announced that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020.


Use the link below to view The Brier School's performance data for 2018 - 2019.