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A message from Matt Dunkley CBE:

12 July 2018 weekly update

12 July 2018

This week, Matt summarises the provisional Key Stage 2 results and provides information on upcoming training for partners around the new integrated front door arrangements to access support from Early Help and Preventative Services and Specialist Children’s Services.

Dear Colleagues

Provisional Key Stage 2 Results

I am pleased to report on the provisional Key Stage 2 data which shows 66.4% of pupils met or exceeded the expected standard in English Reading, English Writing and Mathematics combined, an improvement of 1.4% from 2017. Yet again, Kent has performed above the emerging provisional national average of 64% and continues the positive trajectory shown at the end of Key Stage 2.

The proportion of pupils achieving at a higher standard in English Reading, English Writing and Mathematics combined also improved in 2018 to 10.9%. This is an increase of 1.9 percentage points compared to 2017. Attainment in Kent at the higher standard has increased across all subjects in 2018.

In individual subjects:

  • English Reading, 76.7% of pupils in Kent met or exceeded the expected standard, compared to the provisional national average of 75.0%. This is an improvement of 1.7 percentage points since 2017.
  • English Writing, 81.4% of Kent pupils met or exceeded the expected standard, compared to the provisional national average of 78.0%. Attainment remains in line with 2017 outcomes.
  • 75.3% of pupils in Kent met or exceeded the expected standard in Mathematics, which is in line with 2017 outcomes and the provisional national average of 76.0%.
  • 75.7% of pupils in Kent met or exceeded the expected standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, which is just below the provisional national average of 78.0%.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all schools that have achieved improved results this year. We will update the summary of results further as the national data becomes more complete.

The New Integrated Front Door: Training for partners

The new Integrated ‘Front Door’ arrangements to access support from Early Help and Preventative Services and Specialist Children’s Service are due to be launched in the autumn. These will provide a single integrated team to deal with all requests for support at intensive level or above. These requests will need to be made using a single ‘Request for Support’ form which will replace the IAR (Interagency Referral Form) and EHN (Early Help Notification).

All partners are invited to attend training to help them understand the new arrangements and the support levels.

“Kent Support Levels Guidance” courses will be offered from 4 September through to 11 October in the first instance and places can be booked via KSCB on CPD online. For information, the training dates and venues are detailed below.

Date

Venue

District

Time

4 September 2018

New House Youth Hub

Swale

9:30am-1pm

5 September 2018

Sessions House

Maidstone

9:30am-1pm

6 September 2018

Ray Allen Centre

Ashford

9:30am-1pm

11 September 2018

Riverside Community Centre

Gravesham

9:30am-1pm

12 September 2018

Quarterdeck Youth Centre

Thanet

9:30am-1pm

13 September 2018

Whitstable Youth Centre

Canterbury

9:30am-1pm

18 September 2018

The Friars

Tonbridge and Malling

9:30am-1pm

19 September 2018

The Friars

Tonbridge and Malling

9:30am-1pm

20 September 2018

Swanley Youth Hub

Sevenoaks

9:30am-1pm

25 September 2018

Three Hill Sports Park

Folkestone

9:30am-1pm

26 September 2018

Quarterdeck Youth Centre

Thanet

9:30am-1pm

27 September 2018

New House Youth Hub

Swale

9:30am-1pm

2 October 2018

Ray Allen Centre

Ashford

9:30am-1pm

3 October 2018

Riverside Community Centre

Gravesham

9:30am-1pm

4 October 2018

Sessions House

Maidstone

9:30am-1pm

9 October 2018

Sessions House

Maidstone

9:30am-1pm

10 October 2018

Linwood Youth Hub

Dover

9:30am-1pm

11 October 2018

Whitstable Youth Hub

Canterbury

9:30am-1pm

I would encourage you to share this training opportunity to the relevant staff in your establishment.

Matt Dunkley CBE
Corporate Director
Children, Young People and Education