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KS1 Assessing writing: ensuring fair and accurate judgements

Who should attend:
Year 1 and 2 teachers; English Subject Leaders

Assessment needs to be fair for pupils who have missed nearly two terms of face-to-face teaching but also reliable and accurate, particularly later in terms of measuring progress from KS1 to 2.

With this in mind, we will unpick the National Curriculum writing requirements as well as the Teacher Assessment Framework to agree which statements we consider to be non-negotiables and where to allow some flexibility. The facilitator will provide a selection of writing from pupils in Y1 and Y2 for teachers to discuss and to agree what ‘age-related’ and ‘above age-related’ look like. We will discuss what pupils have been able to achieve and agree appropriate next steps to ensure that pupils make the necessary progress. We will discuss appropriate feedback and the importance of marking for accuracy. The facilitator will take the opportunity to model proofreading and editing.

If colleagues would like to share pieces of their own pupils’ writing with others to discuss next steps, there will be the opportunity to do so. Colleagues will need to have scanned work in advance to have on their computers to share in breakout rooms. However, there is no requirement to share work as the facilitator will provide examples of KS1 writing for discussion.

  • To ensure that teacher assessment of writing in Y1 and 2 is fair and reliable
  • To carry out gaps-analysis in writing to identify next steps to ensure that pupils make the necessary progress.
  • To understand the importance of explicit modelling of proofreading and editing to pupils

Leader(s): Eleanor Martlew, BPSI Adviser

Date(s): 13 May 2021
Time(s): 13:30 - 15:30
Format: This is a remote training session
This session will be not be recorded so please only sign up if you can attend
Provider: Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI)
Charges: Traded Services - No charge for subscribers to Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI).
Non-Member schools and organisations: £158

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Closing Date: 11 May 2021




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