Putting children first; high performance across all Equa Schools

Equa schools prove they are putting children first and living their values of ‘every child, every chance’ as they celebrate their first set of results which show high performance across all primary schools.

All Equa primary schools have bettered their performance in 2019, providing a consistently high quality of education across the age range, with rapid improvements seen in many areas. Equa formally formed as a trust in April this year, but have been working together on school improvement for the past year.

There are large numbers of children achieving age related expectations in all areas of reading, writing and mathematics with average scores well above national outcomes in all areas.  The average for all five schools in reading is 84%, in writing 81% and in mathematics 85%, compared to national data of 73%, 78% and 79% respectively.

An increasing proportion of children are reaching above the expected standard, which has risen this year.  In All Cannings Church of England School, the number achieving this is twice the national average, with 55% achieving this in reading, 40% in writing and 45% in mathematics, with Woodborough Church of England School pupils close on their heels achieving 36%, 32% and 59% in the three areas. In spelling, punctuation and grammar the percentage of children achieving above the expected standard was 80% and 68%.

Bishops Cannings, Chirton and Rushall Church of England Schools are celebrating exceeding the national expectation across all subjects this year, with combined subject scores of 67%, 71% and 70%, compared to the national figure of 65%.  Exciting provision such as Forest Schools, on-site nurseries and after-school clubs continue to be popular amongst new families.

Richard Borman, Headteacher and School Improvement lead for Equa Multi Academy Trust states:

“The hard work and effort of the children, parents and staff within all five schools have given us a great deal to celebrate and being able to share and draw upon each other’s strengths has already started to have a positive impact for all. With an innovative, experienced school improvement team now established and secondary expertise providing an extra dimension, the prospects for the progress and attainment of future pupils looks very positive.”

Sarah Lowkis, CEO is quoted as saying ‘I am very proud of all the children who have achieved so well in all Equa schools and all of the dedicated and skilled staff and Governors who provide excellence in education every day in our schools. We are at the start of a great educational journey together, improving our schools facilities, widening opportunities for children and improving educational standards’.