Who should attend:
Year 3 and 4 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.
With this in mind, we will unpick the National Curriculum writing requirements 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 Y3 and Y4 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, editing and redrafting.
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 writing from lower KS2 for discussion.
- To ensure that teacher assessment of writing in Y3 and 4 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, editing and redrafting to pupils.
Leader(s): Eleanor Martlew, BPSI Adviser