Moderation Twilights

Our moderation twilights are drop-in sessions for teachers or subject and assessment leads to moderate their own assessment judgements with colleagues from other schools. They are aimed at ensuring consistency and progression across all Key Stages from EYFS to Year 6. 

Facilitated by subject specialists and trained moderators, they provide essential guidance to teachers and schools on the accuracy of their assessments and valuable training on writing, reading and maths.

Each session will focus on key aspects of assessing writing, reading or maths, based on the latest trends and needs identified from Local Authority moderation and end of Key Stage tests. Participants will need to bring samples of their pupils’ work to share with fellow teachers of the same year. The sessions are repeated at two locations – Poole and Southampton – to allow participants to moderate with neighbouring schools and share issues and concners of local significance.

There is a nominal charge of £10 for each session – participants can attend as many or as few as they like.

Moderation of Writing at EYFS and Years 1 – 6

2 x twilight sessions. Choice of two venues: Southampton and Poole

Aimed at: Teachers and English/Assessment Leaders

Our moderation sessions for writing will provide opportunities for teachers and leaders to evaluate the accuracy of their teacher assessments and the impact of their writing provision. Each session will involve training on key elements of the assessment standards, one focusing on the Expected Standard, the other on Greater Depth. They will explore how the end of Key Stage assessment criteria might be applied in all years to ensure continued progress throughout the key stages. The sessions will be facilitated by trained moderators and Literacy specialists from throughout the Alliance.

Session 1:  how to ensure the end of Key Stage expectations are understood and being applied in all age groups.

Session 2:  Greater Depth Standard – defining greater depth for all ages: purpose, control and range.
Southampton:

Southampton:

Session 1: 4th December 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Key focus: Expected Standard – how to ensure the end of Key Stage expectations are understood and being applied in all age groups.

KS1 and KS2 teachers should bring examples of pupils’ recent work across a range of writing for
one pupil working securely at EXS and one pupil working at the WTS/EXS boundary. EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding).

Session 2: 20th May, 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Key focus: Greater Depth Standard – defining greater depth for all ages – purpose, control and range.

KS1 and KS2 teachers should bring examples of pupils’ recent work across a range of writing for one pupil working securely at GDS and one pupil working at the EXS/GDS boundary. EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding).

 

Poole:

Session 1: 27th November 2019 – Beechwood Junior School – 4:00pm – 5:30pm.

Key focus: Expected Standard – how to ensure the end of Key Stage expectations are understood and being applied in all age groups.

KS1 and KS2 teachers should bring examples of pupils’ recent work across a range of writing for 
one pupil working securely at EXS and one pupil working at the WTS/EXS boundary. EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding).

Session 2: 3rd June, 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Key focus: Greater Depth Standard – defining greater depth for all ages – purpose, control and range.

KS1 and KS2 teachers should bring examples of pupils’ recent work across a range of writing for one pupil working securely at GDS and one pupil working at the EXS/GDS boundary. EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding).

Refreshments will be provided

Cost: £10 per participant per session

Moderation of Maths at EYFS and Years 1 – 6

1 x twilight session: February 2020

Choice of two venues: Southampton and Poole

Aimed at: Teachers and Maths/Assessment Leaders

Our moderation sessions for maths will provide opportunities for teachers and leaders to evaluate the accuracy of their teacher assessments and the impact of their maths provision. They will involve training on key areas of maths, focusing on mental fluency and the boundary between the Expected Standard and Greater Depth. They will explore how the end of Key Stage assessment criteria might be applied in all years to ensure continued progress throughout the key stages. The sessions will be facilitated by KS1 moderators and maths specialist SLE’s from throughout the Alliance.

 

Southampton:

6th February, 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 4.00pm – 5.30pm

KS1 and KS2 Teachers should bring with them examples of pupils’ work across a range of maths, including work for one pupil each that they consider to be working securely within the EXS and GDS standards as well as work for one pupil that they consider to be just above or just below the EXS and GDS thresholds.

EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding) for both sessions.

Poole:

13th February, 2020 – Branksome Heath Junior School – 4.00pm – 5.30pm

KS1 and KS2 Teachers should bring with them examples of pupils’ work across a range of maths, including work for one pupil each that they consider to be working securely within the EXS and GDS standards as well as work for one pupil that they consider to be just above or just below the EXS and GDS thresholds.

EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding) for both sessions.

Cost: £10 per participant per session

Moderation of Reading at EYFS and Years 1 – 6

1 x twilight session: March 2020

Choice of two venues: Southampton and Poole

Aimed at: Teachers and English/Assessment Leaders

Our moderation twilight sessions for reading will provide opportunities for teachers and leaders to evaluate the accuracy of their teacher assessments and the impact of their reading provision. They will involve training on key areas of reading, focusing on evidence for reading fluency, task complexity and questioning and task design for Greater Depth. They will explore how the end of Key Stage assessment criteria might be applied in all years to ensure continued progress throughout the key stages. The sessions will be facilitated by KS1 moderators and reading specialist SLE’s from throughout the Alliance.

Southampton:

19th March, 2020 – Beechwood Junior School – 4.00pm – 5.30pm

KS1 and KS2 Teachers should bring with them evidence of pupils’ reading including for one pupil each that they consider to be working securely within the EXS and GDS standards as well as for one pupil that they consider to be just above or just below the EXS and GDS thresholds.

EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding) for both sessions.

Poole:

25th March, 2020 – Branksome Heath Junior School – 4.00pm – 5.30pm

KS1 and KS2 Teachers should bring with them evidence of pupils’ reading including for one pupil each that they consider to be working securely within the EXS and GDS standards as well as for one pupil that they consider to be just above or just below the EXS and GDS thresholds.

EYFS teachers should bring 3-4 pieces of pupil work that they have base-lined for pupils across a range of bands (Expected, Emerging, and Exceeding) for both sessions.

Cost: £10 per participant per session

Southampton Philosophy 4 Children Cluster Group

3 x twilight sessions

Aimed at: Classroom teachers who are regularly practising  P4C (it is desirable but not essential that participants have completed their Level 1 SAPERE training)

The Southampton P4C Network aims to bring together a sustainable community of P4C practitioners to:

  • Deepen and develop facilitation skills.
  • Share and explore a wide variety of new resources and activities to help keep P4C fresh and exciting within participants’ classrooms and schools.
  • Share common difficulties and work together to explore solutions and share good practice.
  • Model and participate in enquiries and look at examples of enquiry 

The sessions will be based around the SAPERE model and will cover a range of topics including systematically developing students’ thinking skills; becoming a more skilled facilitator; broadening the range of P4C techniques; and selecting effective stimulus; using concept stretcher activities.  The sessions will be directed the common needs of the participating schools. 

Session 1, 6th November 2018, Wordsworth Primary School, 3:45pm – 5:40pm

Session 2, 9th  January 2019, Beechwood Junior School, 3:45pm – 5:40pm

Session 3,  17th  June 2019, Shirley Junior School, 3:45pm – 5:40pm

The sessions will be led by Jonathan Hannam, accredited SAPERE trainer

Cost for up to two participants from the same school is £140 for all three sessions

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