KS4, Progress 8 Score – Reduce the gap between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged Children

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What does this mean?

The Council wants all children in the borough to have the best start in life and therefore monitors gaps in educational attainment.  A ‘Disadvantaged Pupil’ is defined as a pupil who has received free school meals or who has been in care.  ‘Progress 8’ measures a pupil’s progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 across eight key subjects.

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Why is this important?

This is important because the Council wants to make sure all children have the best start in life. Measuring the gap between children in care’s GCSE results and average attainment gives the Council information on whether the education system is working for all the borough’s children.