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Statutory assessment and standardisation training events

Statutory assessment and standardisation training events

Training for teachers NEW to Year 6

Statutory assessment and standardisation training for teachers NEW to Year 6

We are offering full day training courses for moderation and assessment at the end of Key Stage 2 for teachers new to Year 6 or returning to teaching Year 6.

This one-day course aims to provide information for teachers who are unfamiliar with, or who have not previously administered, the end of Key Stage 2 statutory assessments.

Training will explore national exemplification materials and prepare delegates to undertake teacher assessment and moderation activity with confidence.

To support teachers who are new to statutory assessment in Year 6, this course will explain essential information about national tests and their administration.

Content domain, test formats and timetabling details as well as administrative and regulatory responsibilities, will be clarified. The course will also clarify national updates to assessment for 2024.

Course objectives:

  • Understand the expectations of the Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF) for KS2
  • Use the TAF and draw on a range of evidence to make accurate judgements 
  • Become familiar with national exemplification materials for KS2
  • Know how to administrate the national tests (SATs)
  • Secure knowledge of the test content domains and question formats
  • Consolidate knowledge of curricular opportunities to support outcomes for writing
  • Explore teaching ideas to support teaching and learning in 2024.
Course Leaders:

Lucy Kent (Buckinghamshire Moderation Manager) and Eleanor Wallace (Senior Lead Moderator)

Course Details: 

FULLY BOOKED

Training for EXPERIENCED Year 6 teachers

Statutory assessment and standardisation training for EXPERIENCED Year 6 teachers

We are offering half a day of standardisation and statutory assessment training for experienced Year 6 teachers.

This half-day course aims to provide information and assessment updates for teachers who are already experienced in the assessment cycle for the end of Key Stage 2.

The course includes standardisation training for writing and will refresh teachers’ knowledge and understanding of standards at the end of the key stage.  Delegates will revise the principles of assessment and moderation, expressed within national documents, with opportunities to discuss and apply understanding.

As part of a broad revision of statutory assessment, the course will also address key points for administering test and clarify national updates for 2024.

Course objectives:

  • Revise the principles and practice of statutory assessment for Key Stage 2
  • Deepen understanding of the ‘pupil-can’ statements for writing through standardisation and reference to national materials
  • Support accuracy in applying knowledge of the standards for teacher assessment of writing
  • Revise principles for the administration of tests
  • Explain updates for statutory assessment in 2024
  • Encourage reflection upon curriculum and pedagogy to support achievement at the of Key Stage 2.

Course Leaders:

Lucy Kent and Eleanor Wallace

Course Details: 

FULLY BOOKED

Please contact sis@buckinghamshire.gov.uk if you have any questions about this course. 

Moderation Session for Year 6 teachers

Securing Judgement - Moderation Session for Year 6 teachers

This half-day event will bring together Year 6 teachers from across Buckinghamshire.

It will allow teachers to discuss their judgements for writing with colleagues beyond their own school and support a standardised application of national frameworks.

This session offers an excellent opportunity to work with colleagues from diverse school contexts, including LA external moderators, and provides the basis for high level discussion about pupils’ writing and assessment.

Participants will be asked to provide a full sample of writing evidence for 3 pupils who they judge to represent the range of achievement in their class.  This should relate to the current school year.

To discuss statutory principles such as ‘independence’ it is important to understand the sequence of teaching underpinning written pieces used for assessment. ‘Final copies’ alone do not support this discussion.

Teachers will also be asked to bring their own copies of national exemplification portfolios and the Teacher Assessment Framework for the end of KS2.

 Pupil evidence could include:

  • Current writing evidence from English lessons
  • Relevant work from across the curriculum where pupils have had the opportunity to apply and deepen writing knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Teachers’ records or notes of attainment
  • Reviews, journals, self-assessments, or reflections on learning
  • Any other existing evidence (e.g., photographs, record-sheets, progress tracking records)

Participants will have the chance to present their evidence, hear from other teachers, work with trained moderators, discuss their findings and consider implications for planning and pedagogy.

Course Leaders:

Lucy Kent and Eleanor Wallace

Course Details: 

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024

Time: 09:15am to 12:15pm or 1pm to 4pm

Venue: Weston Turville Golf Club

Cost: £60

Refreshments provided

KS2 writing standardisation course for senior leaders

KS2 writing standardisation training course for headteachers and senior leaders

We are offering a half day KS2 writing standardisation training course for headteachers and senior leaders

This half day course aims to support headteachers and senior leaders wishing to refresh, review and deepen their knowledge of the end of Key Stage 2 Teacher Assessment Framework.

We will review the ‘pupil-can’ statements for writing and the interpretation of these as clarified through STA moderator training since 2017.

Using national exemplification materials, we will explore the three standards for writing and seek to explain how accurate judgements can be made.

This course will provide invaluable guidance for headteachers and senior leaders supporting Year 6 teachers to make accurate teacher assessment judgements for writing at the end of Key Stage 2.

Course objectives:

  • Secure understanding of the Teacher Assessment Framework (TAF) for KS2
  • Explore and exemplify national standards for writing
  • Provide guidance to support staff to make accurate judgements for writing.

Course Leaders:

Lucy Kent and Eleanor Wallace

Course Details: 

Fully booked. Contact sis@buckinghamshire.gov.uk for details.

Training for Teachers in Yr 1, 2& 3 for reading & writing.

Statutory Assessment and Standardisation Training for Teachers in Year 1, 2 and 3 for reading and writing.

We are offering half a day of standardisation training for Teachers in Year 1, 2 and 3.

Completing end of KS1 SATs in reading, writing and maths is no longer compulsory from this academic year (2023-24).

However, we would like to offer an opportunity for teachers in Y1, 2 and 3 to come together and share good practice in reading and writing.

The course will refresh teachers’ knowledge and understanding of standards from the end of key stage one (in reading and writing) and put those standards in context with Y1 and Y3 expectations, so that teachers have a clarity of the progression of learning for pupils. 

Delegates will revise the principles of assessment, standardisation, and moderation, with opportunities to discuss and apply understanding.

Course objectives:

  • Revise the principles and practice of assessment, standardisation, and moderation
  • Deepen understanding of the pre-key stage and end of KS1 ‘pupil-can’ statements for reading and writing
  • Support accuracy in applying knowledge of the standards for teacher assessment of reading and writing
  • Encourage reflection upon curriculum and pedagogy to support achievement from Y1 (KS1) through to Y3 (KS2)

Course Leaders:

Lucy Kent and Eleanor Wallace

Course Details: 

FULLY BOOKED

Assessment Briefings

Assessment Briefings

The Assessment Briefing provides Headteachers and Assessment Leads with information on primary statutory assessment and accountability for 2023-2024.

Course Leader: 

Sarah Sewell and the Moderation Team

Course Details: 

Date – Friday 03rd May 2024

Time – 09:30am to 12:30pm

Venue – The Aylesbury Rugby Football Club, Ostler’s Field, Brook End, Weston Turville, HP22 5RN

Cost – FREE

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