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01 Feb 2022 15:45 – 17:15
Writing cluster meetings support Year 6 teachers to develop their own teacher assessment judgements and to be able to articulate these through professional dialogue. 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 will be required to upload, in advance, 3 pieces of writing for each of two pupils who should each be working at one of the standards being focused on during this meeting (teachers may wish to include a pupil who is at the borderline between the two standards). They should include, as far as possible, a range of writing which will cover different aspects of the standards.
WHEN UPLOADING THE WRITING, TEACHERS MUST REFER TO THE USER GUIDE WHICH WILL BE SENT TO THEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
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. Those meetings taking place in the spring term will focus on the WTS/EXS standards.. Those taking place in the summer term will focus on EXS/GDS. Year 6 teachers are advised to attend both sessions.
Please note bookings must be made prior in order to attend the session. The course will take place via Zoom and delegates will receive an email invitation 24 hours prior to the course taking place. Please check and ensure that your email address is correct.
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* Assessment and Data Analysis
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