Further supplementary memorandum submitted
I was grateful for the opportunity to appear
before Members and give evidence last month. The Committee's scrutiny
is a key accountability mechanism for Ofsted, and I welcome the
chance to respond to questions and present our view.
I was asked by Derek Twigg for further detail
on the proportion of children obtaining 5 A*-C grades at GCSE
within the 8% of maintained schools in disadvantaged areas receiving
an "outstanding" judgement (question 141).
In the autumn term of 2009, there were 40 schools
which serve the 20% of most deprived intakes that were found to
be outstanding at their inspection. Of these, 11 are nursery schools
and 12 are primary schools, and therefore cannot contribute to
GSCE results. In addition, 12 are special schools. Of those schools,
two do not have Key Stage 4 provision, 9 have no GCSE results,
and one has 17% gaining 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE.
That leaves only three secondary schools and
two academies to consider. One of the academies did not have any
pupils sitting GCSE exams in 2009. In the other four schools,
the proportion of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE
in 2009 (based on validated data) was:
The national average for the number of pupils
gaining 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE was 68% in 2009.
Christine Gilbert CBE
HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services