Our pupils have learning difficulties and are generally working below the level of their chronological peers.
Outcomes for Pupils
School’s Judgement: Outstanding
The vast majority of our pupils are working below age related expectations. Whilst awaiting the outcome of the Rochford review along with other Hampshire special schools, we have continued to use P levels (extending to P9, 10 etc) to monitor pupil progress. Now Rochford has been published we can work with other Hampshire special schools on what is next.
We use CASPA for analysis. CAPSA’s expected levels are aspirational. We continue to set targets using UQ as the expected outcome for the majority of our pupils. For some pupils, usually those with a severe learning difficulty, we will set MQ targets.
We continue to set targets using UQ as the expected outcome for the majority of our pupils. For some pupils, usually those working at severe learning difficulty level we will set MQ targets.
Interim Key Stage Assessments
Key Stage 1
We had 6 pupils at the end of KS1. 4 were assessed using the pre KS1 assessments and 2 also used interim assessments. All working towards age related expectations.
Key Stage 2
These results are outstanding, year on year. A high percentage of our pupils are not only meeting expected levels but exceeding them.
Progress Data 2016  Progress in all areas is outstanding.
Progress Data 2016 

Subject or aspect 
Expected or better progress 
Above expected progress 
Below expected progress 


2015/2016 
2014/2015 
2015/2016 
2014/2015 
2015/2016 
2014/2015 
Overall average 
98% 
96% 
63% 
26% 
2% (1 pupil) 
4% (2 pupils) 
Core subjects 
98% 
95% 
56% 
33% 
2% (1 pupil) 
4% (2 pupils) 
Language and Literacy 
98% 
94% 
48% 
31% 
2% (1 pupil) 
6% (3 pupils) 
Maths 
98% 
94% 
57% 
38% 
2% (1 pupil) 
6% (3 pupils) 
PSD 
98% 
100% 
81% 
79% 
2% (1 pupil) 

Science 
91% 
94% 
54% 
25% 
9% (4 pupils) 
6% (3 pupils) 
Computing 
95% 
97% 
45% 
37% 
5% (2 pupils) 
2% (1 pupil) 
Good progress would be 10% pupils making more than expected progress and 10% making less than expected progress. These grids clearly show progress is outstanding.
We are continually striving not only to move pupils from less than expected to expected but also to move them from expected to above expected.
Results in all areas are outstanding.
Vulnerable Groups
All the pupils at Norman Gate are vulnerable due to their learning difficulties. However, we also analyse data by FSM/LAC/PP/Gender/Ethnic minority/Medication.
FSM is not a negative factor, in fact there is a higher percentage of FSM children making above expected progress in Language and Literacy and Maths than non FSM children.
LAC
We have 4 pupils who are looked after. 3/4 made above expected progress in Language and Literacy and 2/4 Maths and Science. One pupil made less than expected progress in Science. He has had 11 intensive work in his area and is expected to catch up 20162017.
Gender
25% of our pupils are girls. 36% of them made above expected progress in Language and Literacy, 60% in Maths and 72% in Science. One girl made less than expected progress in all areas. She is having intensive 11 work.
Ethnic Minority
We have 5 pupils from an ethnic minority, all of whom made above expected progress in Language and Literacy and 4/5 made above expected progress in Maths.
Medication
We have 29 (45%) pupils on medication. This ranges from inhalers for asthma to buccal diazepam for epilepsy, melatonin to help sleep and Ritalin type medication for ADHD. Medication is not a negative factor – the only pupil not making expected progress in Language and Literacy and Maths is not on medication.
Out of the 4 pupils not making expected progress in Science only 1 of them is on medication.
More Able Learners
During the year 2015/16, there were 8 children who were deemed as ‘More Able Learners’ (MAL) who were given additional support to extend and broaden their learning.
Three pupils were MAL in numeracy, literacy and science.
Three pupils were MAL in literacy.
One pupil was a MAL in science.
One pupil was a MAL in art.
From looking at the percentile data for the 5 pupils for whom we have comparative data (CASPA) it was apparent that they all made overall better than expected progress during the year.
Data 2016 

Subject 
Expected or better progress 
Above expected progress 
Below expected progress 
Maths 
0 
100% (2) 
0 
Writing 
67% (2) 
33% (1) 
0 
Science 
0 
100% (2) 
0 
*There is not comparative P level data for 4 pupils
One of these pupils made 1.5 levels progress in literacy (in writing huge steps forward were made in independence), 3 levels in maths, 2.2 levels in science. One pupil came mid year. Two pupils, both in Year R.
Analysis of CASPA Assessment Results
Percentile for Overall Subjects 2016
We have data on 45 children.
39 (86%) have an upward projectile making an improved rate of progress.
3 children (7%) are continuing on the same percentile (1 of these is a PP child). These 3 children are in the same class and work has been implemented to improve this.
3 children (7%) have a downward trend (2 are PP). Of these 3 children 1 has been working 11 out of class due to extremely challenging behaviour which affects his access to the curriculum. One also has challenging behaviour which affects access to the curriculum. Two of these children are not best placed at this school and discussions are ongoing about suitable placements to better meet their needs. One pupil has extremely limited retention.
Data over last 3 years
Data continues to show that pupils at Norman Gate make expected and most often better than expected progress.
Comparison to other special schools in Hampshire.
Data over 3 years is outstanding in all areas. Data and Information Team Date run: 26 November 2015 Source: CASPA LA Module 



Comparison of progress vs expectations, Summer 2014 (Result) to Current 2015 (Result) for 'Core' 


Number and percentage of pupils achieving in each category compared with LA Excludes pupils without both a start and an end level or whose results are 'out of range' 






DfE 
School 
Below expected progress 
Expected progress 
Above expected progress 
Sum 
Below expected progress % 
Expected progress % 
Above expected progress % 


7015 
Norman Gate School 
1 
30 
16 
47 
2% 
64% 
34% 















LA  summary of 13 special schools with data on CASPA 









Total pupils 
201 
832 
257 
1290 
16% 
64% 
20% 


Mean 
11.2 
46.2 
14.3 
71.7 





SD 
12.2 
21.5 
15.1 
28.7 





Count 
18 
18 
18 
18 





Confidence 
5.6 
10.0 
7.0 
13.2 






