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Primary English reading and writing moderation

The aims of these sessions are for teachers to:

  • have a professional discussion around standards and evidence for assessing the mathematics in specific year group programmes of study;
  • share the evidence discussed by their school with a wider range of schools to ensure consistency in judgements across the borough;
  • feedback strengths and next steps to support the school assessment and moderation improvement cycle.

The interim judgement sessions in autumn and spring will focus on evidence to date and how the pupil is achieving at that point in the term. As the full programme of study will have not been taught, it will not be possible to assess the standard the pupil is working at but professional discussions should enable the teacher to be confident that the current evidence base is accurate and consistently assessed compared to other schools in the borough.

In autumn and spring, the focus will be on a specific group of borderline pupils. It is more beneficial for schools to use the local authority moderation sessions to discuss pupils who have been tricky to assess as they progress from one standard to the next.

Autumn will focus on pupils working below the expected standard (ref pre key stage standards) or working towards the expected standard in reading and writing.

In spring we will look at pupils working at the expected standard in reading and writing.

In the summer term, final judgements will be moderated for pupils who are either at EXS/GD or where you are unsure.

For autumn term 2021 guidance and other supporting documentation, please see here

Reading and writing moderation dates

Autumn 2021  (all via Microsoft Teams)

Reading

Year 1:    4 October 2021, 9.00-11.00am

Year 2:    4 October, 1.00-3.00pm

Year 3:    5 October 2021, 9.00-11.00am

Year 4:    5 October, 1.00-3.00pm

Year 5:    6 October 2021, 9.00-11.00am

Year 6:    6 October 2021, 1.00-3.00pm

Writing

Year 1:    8 November 2021, 9.00-11.00am

Year 2:    8 November 2021, 1.00-3.00pm

Year 3:    9 November 2021, 9.00-11.00am

Year 4:    9 November 2021, 1.00-3.00pm

Year 5:    10 November 2021, 9.00-11.00am

Year 6:    10 November, 1.00-3.00pm

To book a place, please email your details to INSET@solihull.gov.uk clearly stating the title and date of this event.