Standards

We have rigorous target setting and performance management systems for all of our activities. These are kept under constant review by the Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body. This rigorous approach makes sure the high standards we have come to expect at TIGHS are constantly maintained and enhanced.

Each student has a personalised learning plan designed to challenge and support them. Behaviour and attendance are monitored carefully. Early action is taken in any areas where a pupil’s progress is causing concern.

Parents also have an important role to play in ensuring their daughters achieve their potential. They receive half-termly report cards and are required to attend performance review meetings which will cover their daughters’ academic progress, attendance and behaviour. The sessions also set challenging, but realistic, targets for the girls.

Our GCSE exam results are outstanding. In each of the past three years, the Government announced that Tauheedul is:

  • One of the best schools in the country for working with children who leave primary school with below-average results.
  • One of the best schools in the country for working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In each of the past four years, the school has been ranked by the Government as one of the top 100 schools in the country for the progress that our students make compared to similar students in other schools across the country.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% of students achieving A*-C in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths at Tauheedul 69 82 97 98 98 96 95 97 94 91  97
% of students achieving A*- C or more subjects including English and Maths in Blackburn with Darwen 39 43 45 44 52 57 57 60 55 59  60
% of students achieving A*-C in 5 or more subjects including English Maths nationally  44 45 47 51 53 58 59 60 57 60  57

The English Baccalaureate is made up of English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a modern foreign language. It is a measure to that shows where pupils have secured a C grade or above across the core of academic subjects at key stage 4. It is designed to enable parents and pupils to see how their school is performing.

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 % of students achieving the English Baccalaureate at Tauheedul 61 76 85 73 74  79
 % of students achieving the English Baccalaureate in Blackburn with Darwen 9 10 18 21 23  22
 % of students achieving the English Baccalaureate nationally 15 18 23 24 25  24

In English, in each of the past five years, over 97% of students have achieved expected progress from KS2 to KS4, with at least 80% of students achieving better than expected progress.

In Maths, in each of the past five years, over 97% of students have achieved expected progress from KS2 to KS4, with at least 73% of students achieving better than expected progress.

In school league tables in January 2017, the Government confirmed the following for Tauheedul:

  • ‘Progress 8’ Score of +1.37 – the highest value added score in the country.
  • ‘Attainment 8’ score of 65 – an average grade of A – sixth highest amongst non-selective schools.
  • 97% of students achieved a ‘good pass’ in English and Maths – ranked second nationally.
  • 79% achieved the English Baccalaureate, the second highest nationally and over 50 percentage points higher than the national average.
  • 86% of students with low prior achievement achieved a ‘good pass’ English and Maths, the highest in the country. Around 8% achieve this nationally.
  • 94% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved a ‘good pass’ in English and Maths, ranked fifth nationally. Nationally, around a third of students achieve this.
  • 61% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved the English Baccalaureate, third highest in the country. Nationally, around a tenth of students achieve this.

To view the school’s full performance statistics on the Department for Education website, click here.

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