Early Years Development

Percentage of children achieving a good level of development

(children achieving a score of 6 or more in each scale are working securely within the assessment scale).

During 2012, both nationally and locally, the majority of children continue to work securely within the early learning goals for all assessment areas.

Personal, social and emotional development (PSE)

Derby's average is lower than both our comparator authorities' and national averages (particularly in emotional development - Derby 76%, comparator
authorities 81% and national 85%). Nationally, compared to 2011, the percentage of children working securely represents a rise of 1 or 2%. Derby has improved by 1% in 'disposition and attitudes' and 'emotional development' and by 2% in 'social development'.

Communication, language and literacy (CLL)

Of all the assessment areas, 'writing' continues to have the lowest percentage of children working securely within the early learning goals. Nationally, compared to 2011, the percentage of children working securely represents a rise of 3 or 4% in three of the elements. Derby has seen an improvement of 2% in 'language for communication and thinking' Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy (PSRN).

Nationally, compared to 2011, the percentage of children working securely represents a rise of 1-2% in all three elements. Derby has stayed the same in 'numbers as labels for counting' and improved by 1% in 'calculating' and by 3% in 'shape, space and measure'.

Knowledge and understanding of the world (KUW), Physical development (PD) and Creative development (CD)

Nationally, compared to 2011, the percentage of children working securely represents a rise of 1-2% in all three elements. Derby has stayed the same in 'physical development' and 'creative development' but improved by 1% in 'knowledge and understanding of the world'.

Percentage of children achieving a good level of development – gender analysis

Nationally and locally, girls continue to achieve at a higher level than boys. For each assessment area more girls than boys work securely within the early learning goals. Of all the assessment areas, the largest gap in achievement continues to be in 'writing' (nationally 17 percentage points gap, Derby 19 percentage points gap between boys and girls). This element was also the largest gap in achievement in 2009, 2010 and
2011.

Of all the assessment areas, the smallest gap in achievement is in 'knowledge and understanding of the world' (nationally and Derby 3 percentage points gap between boys and girls).

Percentage of children achieving a good level of development by national deprivation status of child residency

Nationally, the percentage of children achieving a good level of development in 2012 is 64% compared to 59% in 2011 (Derby is 56% in 2012 and 52% in 2011). Of the Derby children who live in the 30% most deprived national areas, 45% achieved a good level of development compared to 67% of children resident in other areas of Derby, a gap of 22 percentage points (National average has a gap of 12 percentage points).
This compares with a gap of 21 percentage points in 2011 for Derby and a gap of 12 percentage points in 2011 nationally.

Former national indicator 72

(children achieving 78 points or more across the scales and at least 6 in each of the scales in PSE and CLL)

Out of 152 LAs, the percentage of children achieving a good level of development has increased in 140 LAs between 2011 and 2012 (by between 1% and 15%). Derby has increased by 4 percentage points to 56% since 2011. However, it remains below both the national and comparator authority averages for 2012 (64% and 60% respectively).

Former national indicator 92

(Narrowing the gap between the lowest achieving 20% in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile and the mean)

At a national level, the achievement gap between the lowest 20% of children and the mean is 30.1% in 2012. The gap has narrowed by 1.3 percentage points since 2011. In Derby, the achievement gap between the lowest 20% of children and the mean is 34.1% in 2012. The gap has narrowed by 0.6 percentage points since 2011.

Percentage of children working beyond (9 points or more) the Early Learning goals

Of all the assessment areas, 'Numbers as labels and for counting' continues to have the highest percentage of children working beyond the Early Learning goals - 17% nationally, 13% in Derby.

Characteristics of Early Years Foundation Stage results

By gender

Girls continue to outperform boys nationally and locally. In particular, girls whose first language was other than English significantly out-performed boys whose first language was other than English (Derby 23 percentage points gap).

By English as an additional language (EAL)

Nationally and locally, a higher proportion of pupils whose first language is English achieved a good level of development than pupils whose first language was other than English. The percentage points gap is 18% locally and 9% nationally. Derby's 2012 EAL/non-EAL attainment gap has narrowed (20% in 2010 and 2011, 18% 2012). Derby's percentage attainment gap continues to be greater than our comparator authorities' and national average (for instance, in 2012 we are 5% wider than our comparator authorities' average and 9% wider than the national average)

By free school meals eligibility (FSM)

Nationally and locally, a higher proportion of pupils who were not eligible for free school meals achieved a good level of development than pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. Derby has the same attainment gap as our comparator authorities' (18%) and slightly narrower than nationally (19%). Derby's 2012 FSM/non-FSM attainment gap has remained the same as 2011 (24% 2010, 18% 2011 and 2012).

By special educational needs (SEN)

A higher percentage of pupils without any identified SEN achieved a good level of development. For pupils with SEN (but without a statement), 18% locally and 25% nationally achieved a good level of development compared to those pupils with no identified SEN (61% locally and 68% nationally). This is a gap of 43% locally and nationally.

By ethnic groups

Over the last two or three years, Derby's pupils from all ethnic groups have continued to performed below their comparator authorities' and national averages.

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