2013/14 was a very successful year for Akiva.
Here are just some of the highlights:
In the autumn term of 2013 when the school league tables were published, we were very pleased with our placing, The most significant statistics in attaining this position were that 98% of pupils in Y6 achieving Level 4 and above in both English and Maths, with 72% achieving Level 5 and above in both subjects.
In 2014 these statistics are 97% achieving Level 4 and above in both English and Maths and 77% achieving Level 5 and above in both subjects. These are excellent outcomes.
In KS1 100% of our Y2s attained Level 2+ with around 50% attaining Level 3 across the assessed subjects. We had a significant increase in Level 3 in writing, which has been a focus for improvement in Barnet.
There were improved outcomes across all curriculum areas in Early Years.
Across the curriculum our dedicated subject leaders have sought out exciting opportunities this year to enhance the children’s learning. Notable among these are a number of school-based, local and national competitions, some of which we won!
There was a Science workshop from Lord Winston, drama workshops with actor Paul Kaye, music with Carl Davis CBE and a debating contest judged by local parliamentary hopeful Sarah Sackman. Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford inspired the children in our Sports Celebration Assembly.
Year 6 learnt much from their encounters with grandparents and some remarkable Holocaust survivors. There were numerous educational visits and delightful history, art, science and dance workshops and rich interaction with local schools and faith communities.
Already planned for 2014/15 are a visit to Stonehenge and an opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. Carl Davis will be working in KS1 on a delightful collection of songs about minibeasts.