Progress & Attainment 8 Course

First rate course

John d'Abbro, Headteacher, The New Rush Hall School

What you will learn

We are now running NEW half day Progress 8 and Attainment 8 sessions following an abundance of school requests for such training opportunities, enabling time for leaders in school to understand the implications of changes to the way their Key Stage 4 data is analysed.

The NEW half day Training sessions enable schools to understand how DfE Performance Tables will reflect their Key Stage 4 data, and use it for comparative purposes in 2016 and beyond.

• Progress and attainment –how your Key Stage 4 data is analysed and represented currently in RAISEonline.

• What will change and what will stay the same for 2016

• Attainment 8 – how it’s measured and how to calculate it.

• Progress 8 - how it’s measured and how to calculate it.

• Use of DfE Progress 8 Ready Reckoners

• Progress 8 and OFSTED

• Use of DfE Progress 8 Ready Reckoners

• Where to find a Progress 8 analysis of your 2014 results

• Changes beyond 2016

The NEW half day Progress & Assessment 8 training course focuses on improving attainment and progress measures to support school improvement national measures in secondary schools.

This excellent Progress & Assessment 8 training provides an opportunity to gain expert guidance and advice to support you to in raising Attainment and Progress measures across all pupil groups in your school and demonstrating positive impact and school improvement.


Half Day Course - 3 Hours

ATTAINMENT 8 (1.5 hours)

Introduction to Attainment 8
Where we are now in RAISEonline. Current headline measures and in 2016
New Average Point Score Calculations and New ‘Best 8’ measure

How to calculate pupil Attainment 8
How to calculate School Attainment 8 from pupils’ scores?
GCSE grade changes (Maths, English 2017 – rest 2019), and how grades converted to points in 2017 and beyond

PROGRESS 8 (1.5 hours)

Introduction to Progress 8
How Progress 8 is calculated from Attainment 8
Using Progress 8 pupil ready reckoner and examples of calculating pupil Progress 8
Calculation of school Progress 8 from School ready reckoner
Confidence Intervals
Progress 8 and OFSTED – RAISEonline and Performance Tables 2016 and beyond


Why do I need to understand Attainment 8 and Progress 8?

Attainment 8 and Progress 8 are the new attainment and progress measures which will be reported in School Performance Tables from 2016, and will form the basis of reports in RAISEonline from this date.

When Ofsted visit your school after September 2016, they will have studied your 2015/16 RAISEonline Summary Report, and will look for evidence to test hypotheses they have made about your school based on this document.

The DfE have already stated that they view the Progress 8 measure as being the most important headline figure after 2016;

In 2016, a school will be below the floor standard if their Progress 8 score is below -0.5. If a school’s performance falls below this floor standard, then the school may come under scrutiny through inspection. Schools in which pupils make one grade more progress than the national average (i.e. Progress 8 > 1.0) will be exempt from routine inspections by Ofsted in the next academic year.
DfE February 2015

The NEW half day Attainment 8 and Progress 8 Training course covers:

• How the new measures are calculated
• How leaders can ensure they maximise their Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores
• Curriculum implications of changes to school performance measures
• How changes to the grading of GCSEs will impact on Attainment 8 and Progress 8
• Where to find Attainment 8 and Progress 8 data on your school, and how to interpret it.

Consultancy & Training Course Will Take Place at Your School

For any in-house enquiries, please contact us on 0844 504 5812.

Cluster of Schools

Many schools request a whole day training, combining RAISEonline Interactive training in the morning with Progress 8 or one of our other RAISEonline Training Courses in the afternoon (view our electronic brochure for details of FFT Training and other RAISEonline Training courses

Combining RAISEonline Training with the NEW RAISEonline Governor Training Course is also an excellent combination supporting schools Nationally to ensure school Governing Bodies understand their school RAISEonline Summary Report, fulfil their Leadership and Management responsibilities and support School Evaluation and Improvement.

Alternatively contact us by telephone/email to speak to one of our Senior School Improvement Consultants to discuss your schools needs and options and request a Personalised School Improvement Training package.

About Us

We specialise in Analyse School Performance (ASP) training for all schools and local authorities, analysing your school’s performance and progress. From 2006 until 2017, we have provided RAISEonline Courses across the country to thousands of schools.

Our mission is to provide quality and multifaceted consultancy in education and training in Early Years settings, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Schools, Church Schools and Independent Schools.

Analyse School Performance training and consultancy sessions can be personalised to support the professional development needs of your school team and offer consultancy support to: Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Senior Management Teams, Subject Leaders, SENCO’s, Gifted and Talented Leaders, Class teachers, Newly Qualified Teachers, Learning Support Assistants and Governors.

You can select your audience – Training can be 1:1 for Head teachers and Deputies, for particular focus groups or whole staff teams.

Consultancy & Training

KS1-2 Life after RAISE

Data Story Course
KS4 Life After RAISE
KS5 Inspection Dashboard
School Improvement Consultancy & Training
Data Interpretation Training for Governors
SEN Consultancy and Training
Gifted and Talented Consultancy and Training
Analysis of your Inspection Dashboard Report
Leadership and Management Consultancy and Training


ASSET for Primary Schools
ASSET for Secondary Schools


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