The Department for Education and Ofsted use a range of data to judge the performance of schools. A key source of data is a document called RAISE (Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through school Self-Evaluation). RAISE is published twice year. The first report is published in the Autumn Term and is based on ‘unvalidated data’; it is draft and can exclude any remarks. The final version is published in the Spring Term and is based on ‘validated data’; this is the final version and includes all remarks nationally.
Unvalidated RAISE data was published on 2 December 2015. We noticed that the RAISE report included one remark only. RAISE offers a function where schools can generate reports using the latest and most accurate data including any remarks. We have re-run RAISE and this document provides outcomes using data that:
- includes all of the 21 successful remarks; and
- does not include students who were enrolled in our Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) who were never expected to sit GCSEs and who follow a separate and personalised curriculum.