Head Teacher Assessment panels

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Dear Kent County Council,

Please, can you send me the following information?

1) The form primary school heads use when making a Head Teacher Assesment (HTA) recommendation for a pupil who did not pass the Kent Test.

2) Details of numbers of children reviewed by each of the HTA area panels in 2018 (I believe there are three of these area panels?) how many pupils did each panel upheld
to be deemed Selective?

3) For the Kent Test of September 2018 how many pupils in Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay (and surrounding villages) in total sit the test, and how any were classed 'Selective' a) through passing the test b) through HTA.

4) In total how many pupils are in year 6 in Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay (and surrounding villages) primary schools according to your latest data.

Thank you for the help.

Yours faithfully,

Joanne Bartley

 

Information request
Our reference: 5766865

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Dear Ms Bartley
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 1 April 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Carly Wattle
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
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Dear Kent County Council,

Thank you very much for your thorough reply. I just have a couple of follow-up questions on the Head Teacher Panels data.

The East Kent Panel considered 983 appeals and assessed 63% of the pupils as selective.

The Mid Kent Panel considered 657 appeals and assessed 49% of the pupils as selective.

The North West Panel considered 416 appeals and assessed 59% of the pupils as selective.

The West Kent Panel considered 275 appeals and assessed 41% of the pupils as selective.

Could you let me know which geographical area each panel covers, and how many primary schools submit to each panel?

I am curious why there are many more HTA appeals in East Kent than West, so if you have details of the schools and/or pupil numbers eligible to submit to each panel I hope this will explain that.

I am also interested in why 63% of pupils considered by a panel in East Kent are turned from 'high school' to 'grammar school, while just 41% are in West Kent.

The HTA form says... 'The selection procedure is based on objective testing. It is Kent LA’s policy to use the standardised results of the three tests as the major indicator which will automatically select approximately 20% of the county - wide cohort, leaving a percentage for assessment by Head Teacher Panels so as to achieve a genuine 25% selection as the final outcome across the whole LA.'

So could you tell me whether each HTA panel is given a quota of places to fill in order to make up the local % to 25%? I assume the East Kent panel needs to turn more pupils who fail the Kent Test to 'grammar standard' to fit the local percentages, while the West Kent panel can not convert many to 'grammar standard' as the area may have a higher number passing the test through the score?

I hope you can send some information on how this works, as each year's data has the same pattern with a higher proportion of East Kent pupils having their test results changed.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Joanne Bartley

Kent County Council

Dear Ms Bartley,

 

Thank you for your email, which I have passed on to the relevant team to
deal with. To clarify, this is now being dealt with as a follow on query
to your previous request under the same reference – 5766865.

 

The FOIA does not legislate for follow on requests and therefore there is
no statutory timeframe for us to respond within. However, I will endeavour
to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later than 31^st May
2019.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Carly Wattle | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.87, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone 03000 417061 | Fax 03000 420303 |[1]Access to
Information | Please see our [2]Information Rights Privacy Notice for
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