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Statutory requirements for assessment

Follow this link for information about Early Years Foundation Stage Assessment.

Local Support:

We are pleased to confirm that we will be continuing to provide our EYFS Profile Moderation Training programme for 2019

Reception practitioners will have the opportunity to focus on the key messages toward making accurate EYFS Profile judgements. They will also participate in agreement trialling of mid-year judgements of children’s attainment towards the profile.

Venue:

This will be a FREE half day event at the Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN.

Dates:

(Please select either the morning or the afternoon from the dates below)

Date

Morning workshop

Afternoon workshop

28.02.19

9.30 – 12.30

13.30 – 16.30

04.03.19

9.30 – 12.30

13.30 – 16.30

05.03.19

9.30 – 12.30

13.30 – 16.30

07.03.19

9.30 – 12.30

13.30 – 16.30

27.03.19

9.30 – 12.30

13.30 – 16.30

25.04.19 "Mop up session"

 

13.30 - 16.30

Please bring samples of evidence for agreement trialing, to include PSED and Writing areas of learning.

How to book:

Please book your place (1 place per school) via the GCC Plus website www.businesssupportservices.org

  • Log in
  • Click on the Training tab
  • Select the date on the calendar on right-hand side
  • Select the event
  • Scroll down to “Make a booking” and complete as directed with delegate name
  • Add to Basket
  • Checkout

Programme description:

To enable Reception teachers to effectively undertake EYFSP statutory teacher assessment and moderation.

Agenda will include:

  • Key national messages
  • Knowing the documentation
  • Understanding the EYFS Profile
  • Understanding the Moderation process
  • ELG scrutiny and agreement trialing Personal, Social and Emotional Development & Writing

The meeting will enable teachers to:

  • Understand and follow the statutory requirements set out in the 2019 Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA)
  • Make accurate judgements against the Early Learning Goals

Refreshments will be provided on arrival, car parking is free on site - but limited, please may we remind you to park considerably

 

Dispelling the myths of moderation - Understanding your Gloucestershire Local Authority Early Years Foundation Stage Moderation visit

We recognise that as new to moderation teachers you may be feeling anxious about the process. By bringing you together as a group it will enable us to spend a little more time than was available in the moderation workshops going through the actual process of a moderation visit.

Audience:  New to reception/ First EYFS moderation/NQT’s

Date:          25.04.19

Time:         9.30 – 12.30

Venue:       This will be a FREE half day event at the Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN.

Refreshments will be provided on arrival, car parking is free on site - but limited, please may we remind you to park considerably

How to book:

Please book your place (1 place per school) via the GCC Plus website www.businesssupportservices.org

  • Log in
  • Click on the Training tab
  • Select the date on the calendar on right-hand side
  • Select the event
  • Scroll down to “Make a booking” and complete as directed with delegate name
  • Add to Basket
  • Checkout

"LAs will inform schools on, or after Friday 17th May, if they are going to receive an external moderation visit. LAs will carry out moderation visits from Tuesday 4th June to Thursday 27th June". (KS1 ARA & KS2 ARA October 2018)

For those schools selected for moderation we have arranged a "Meet the Moderator Event" on 04.06.19 at the Pavilion in Cheltenham GL51 6PN

KS2 writing will be in the morning (times tbc)

KS1 will be in the afternoon (times tbc)

DfE guidance (including statutory requirements)

For general enquiries about test administration and access arrangements: National curriculum assessments helpline 0300 303 3013

or Email: assessments@education.gov.uk

2019 KS1 and KS2 Assessment, Monitoring, Moderation and Reporting Arrangements (correct at 1st July 2019)

KS1 / KS2 Moderator recruitment

The local authority (LA) is seeking to appoint a team of external moderators to complete statutory end of KS1 and KS2 writing moderation in June 2020. For further information please see the recruitment information sheet.

KS1 Moderator Recruitment Information      KS1 External Moderator Application

KS2 Writing Moderator Recruitment Information      KS2 Writing External Moderator Application Form

If you require further information or would like to discuss the role, please contact Tim Foster on 01452 427101 or email tim.foster@gloucestershire.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 11th October 2019.

 

2019 KS1/KS2 Assessment Y2/Y6 CPD events

We are pleased to confirm that we will be continuing to provide our End of KS1/ End of KS2 Assessment Training programme for 2019/20.

Training will enable Year 2 and Year 6 teachers to effectively undertake end of KS1/KS2 statutory assessment

This will be a full-day event at The Pavilion, Cheltenham at a cost of £90 per delegate. The meeting will enable teachers to:

  • understand and follow the statutory requirements set out in the 2020 KS1/KS2 Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA), including the KS1/ KS2 national curriculum tests and
  • make robust and accurate evidence based teacher assessment judgements in reading, writing, mathematics and science.

The dates for the meetings are

End of KS1 Assessment Training

Monday 13th January 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Thursday 16th January 2020

 End of KS2 Assessment Training

 Monday 27th January 2020

Tuesday 28th January 2020

Thursday 30th January 2020

 Places can be booked via the Schools online ordering website, GCC Plus website, using the following link;

www.businesssupportservices.org

 

KS1 and KS2 Cluster Moderation

In 2020, the local authority will not facilitate end of KS1 and KS2 cluster moderation meetings.  The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) emphasises that ‘[M]moderation is a crucial part of teacher assessment (TA).  It allows teachers to benchmark judgements, while ensuring consistent standards and reliable outcomes.’  It goes on to state that, in addition to external moderation, internal moderation is ‘a non-statutory but vital process conducted by schools internally and, where possible, with other schools.’ 

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