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Every school is required to publish key information on their website at the appropriate times in an academic year. Any inspection comes with specific school website results requirements. Here you'll find how you meet those specific school website requirements well.
The specific requirements are obviously different depending on what Key Stage you're working at. Here's the current breakdown as taken from the DfE website.
You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 2 results:
You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 4 results:
We suggest that schools also publish the percentage of students staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4 (pupil destinations).
If you are a local-authority-maintained school sixth form you should publish a link to your school’s 16 to 18 performance tables page. You can find more information about these performance measures in the 16 to 18 accountability headline measures guidance.
** This information is correct as of 22nd June 2018
The times of the year vary based on, once again, when you should publish information. For Key Stage 2 Results you should be publishing in December. Key Stage 4 the key dates are in January. For more detailed information on when you should be publishing your results, and indeed other key information read Key School Website Dates for Your Diary .
While it is only a specific requirement to publish certain aspects of your statutory content in a 'readily accessible' way, best practice says that there are specific rules to follow.
Firstly, if you're relying on linking to PDF files and Word files you're not using the best options. PDFs can be fine but some users will still find them difficult to interact with. Your school website partner should be able to provide a way of presenting statutory content that will work reliably on any device.
For best practice advice and critical information on how to really get to grips with displaying your results information read Presenting Statutory Policies for Schools . But, as a quick note, below you'll find an example of how one high school has presented their information in a very easy to read format. You could opt to add the information in a file that can be viewed on your website but this is the best way. It's incredibly easy content to digest.
The single most effective way to keep on top of what results information you need to publish is to set up a selection of reliable resources to keep your website current. The best option is our own School Website Requirements Checker. It's a free tool that lets you check your school website against the latest requirements all year round. It doesn't matter who built your website, you can use it anyway. Also, we keep the checklist up to date, notify you of any changes to the statutory requirements and provide ongoing support and advice. So, there is no better service available and it is completely free.
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