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03 Feb 2020 16:00 – 17:30
Writing cluster meetings support Year 6 teachers to develop their own teacher assessment judgements and to be able to articulate these through professional diialogue.They provide an opportunity for teachers to standardise their judgements for writing against the teacher assessment framework (using nationally available resources) and to consider their pupils’ writing in relation to these standards.Meetings in the first half of the spring term will focus on the following standards: WTS and EXS..
The sessions give Year 6 teachers the opportunity to learn about national messages from STA about statutory writing assessments at the end of KS2.
Working in pairs and small groups, teachers will consider different aspects of the TAF and the evidence in their own pupils’ writing. Through dialogue, they will establish a clear understanding of the statutory expectations and share the implications for teaching and learning in their classrooms.
This session is intended to:• support teachers to have a clear understanding of statutory assessment arrangements for writing at the end of KS2• support teachers in understanding the KS2 teacher assessment standards for writing• provide teachers with an opportunity to engage in standardisation and moderation activities• Develop teachers’ judgements in preparation for writing assessment at the end of KS2
Teachers should bring with them:
• a copy of the 2020 KS2 teacher assessment framework• the 2018 writing exemplification materials• a range of independent writing for 2 pupils they consider are working at or on track to be at the expected standard• a range of independent writing for 2 pupils they consider are working towards the expected standard
Although these sessions are intended primarily for Year 6 teachers, Year 5 teachers and KS3 English and literacy teachers are also welcome.
There are two opportunities for Year Six teachers at attend writing clusters in the 2020 assessment cycle (each session is repeated 5 times in locations around the borough). Those meetings taking place before the spring half term will focus on the WTS/EXS standards.. Those taking place in Spring 2/Summer 1 will focus on EXS/GDS.. Year 6 teachers are advised to attend both sessions.
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