PRIMARY WRITING

SUPPORT & JOINT PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT IN MODERATING PRIMARY WRITING

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your understanding of writing under the new assessment framework. Using the process of joint practice development, teachers will work together to create a high-quality portfolio of annotated writing, exemplifying age related expectations from Y1 to Y6.

Led by Alison Philipson, you will focus on assessing the whole child, not just individual pieces of writing, and will track children’s progress in writing across the year. Bradford teachers involved in this project will learn the skills to enable your school to become a beacon school for assessment across the Bradford district. There will be a full-day meeting for teachers and moderators for each year group per term . The first meeting will involve looking at pieces of work from the end of the previous academic year to find some benchmark pieces, then the same child’s writing will be looked at on three separate occasions so progression across the year can clearly be seen. However, the project will be about so much more than moderation - spinning off from moderation come in-depth discussions around teaching and learning and sharing of good practice around what progression looks like across primary school. Your school’s involvement in this project will mean that all teachers across school understand progression and are working towards children leaving Y6 with the skills they need. We won’t just stop at writing obviously reading will also come into it.


EACH SESSION WILL INVOLVE:

A deep dive into the curriculum for that year group – discussing the criteria, creating examples, finding examples in writing – so that teachers have a full understanding of what age-related expectations look like for their year group. Then, teachers will have the opportunity to carry out a full analysis of the writing they have brought, identifying which of the criteria children are already using, what they need to learn next and how far into age-related expectations they are. Teachers will also be supported with how to address gaps in learning so that by the next session, the same children will have moved on in their learning and be further into age-related expectations for their year group. Each of these children will be representative of their ability group, so this CPD will have an impact on the whole class and consequently the school. We aim to identify CPD requirements at each session. These will be addressed at subsequent sessions and also used to identify best practice within your schools.

This model of continuing professional development across the year has been proven to have a huge impact on both individuals and schools and consequently on the children you teach.

All sessions will be supported by Specialist Leaders of Education and by skilled moderators from across the Bradford District.


PROJECT DATES:

AUTUMN TERM: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2016

8th September (Year 1)

16th September (Year 2)

21st September (Year 3)

10th November (Year 4)

17th November (Year 5)

24th November (Year 6)

SPRING TERM: JANUARY – MARCH 2017

19th January (Year 1)

25th January (Year 2)

1st February (Year 3)

9th March (Year 4)

16th March (Year 5)

23rd March (Year 6)

SUMMER TERM: APRIL – JULY 2017

12th May (Year 1)

16th May (Year 2)

25th May (Year 3)

15th June (Year 4)

22nd June (Year 5)

8th June (Year 6) - Note change of date


BOOKING INFORMATION:

PLEASE NOTE: Participants have to attend all 3 workshops for the one year group.

COST: The price for all 3 workshops is £300.00.

BOOKING: To book your place on this course, please visit our Eventbrite page: http://bradfordbirthto19ts.eventbrite.com/