Primary Assessment and Moderation Programme 2020/2021

The Government withdrew all testing in 2019/20 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. STA has announced that statutory assessment and external moderation activities are planned for the 2021 summer term. However, the process of recruiting external moderators has been suspended.

The programme of standardisation and moderation training for primary schools includes statutory assessment guidance, (including the Phonics Screening Check), statutory moderation briefings and training in moderation skills.

Subscribing schools will have unlimited access to the 2020/21 assessment programmes. For non-subscribing schools each session will be charged at £95 per person unless otherwise stated.

To book places on any of these sessions email bookings@learnsheffield.co.uk

All sessions will be virtual online sessions until further notice. Decisions about sessions planned for later in the year will be made closer to the time.

New to Y2 Programme 2020/2021

There are four sessions in this programme. This training replaces a full days training and has been broken down in to four two-hour long sessions. All training sessions will be delivered remotely. When a place has been booked, you will be sent a joining link.

Audience: Teachers new to Y2

Date/Time  
Session 1:
KS1 statutory assessment training
24 November 2020
1.00-3.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around end of KS1 statutory assessment arrangements for teachers who are new to Y2.
Session 2:
KS1 statutory assessment training
4 December 2020
1.00-3.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of EXS writing at the end of KS1.
Session 3:
KS1 statutory assessment training
18 January 2021
1.00-3.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of reading, mathematics, GPS at the end of KS1.
Session 4:
KS1 statutory assessment training
4 February 2021
1.00-3.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of GDS writing at the end of KS1.
Repeated Sessions
Date/Time  
Session 1:
KS1 statutory assessment training
8 December 2020
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around end of KS1 statutory assessment arrangements for teachers who are new to Y2.
Session 2:
KS1 statutory assessment training
14 December 2020
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of EXS writing at the end of KS1.
Session 3:
KS1 statutory assessment training
21 January 2021
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of reading, mathematics, GPS at the end of KS1.
Session 4:
KS1 statutory assessment training
8 February 2021
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of GDS writing at the end of KS1.

 

New to Y6 Programme 2020/2021

There are three sessions in this programme. This training replaces a full days training and has been broken down in to four two-hour long sessions All training sessions will be delivered remotely. When a place has been booked, you will be sent a joining link.

Audience: Teachers new to Y6

Date/Time  
Session 1:
KS2 statutory assessment training
25 November 2020
1.00-3.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around end of KS2 statutory assessment arrangements for teachers who are new to Y6.
Session 2:
KS2 standardisation training
7 December 2020
1.00-3.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of EXS writing at the end of KS2.
Session 3:
KS2 standardisation training
22 January 2021
1.00-3.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of GDS writing at the end of KS2.
Repeated Sessions
Date/Time  
Session 1:
KS2 statutory assessment training
10 December 2020
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around end of KS2 statutory assessment arrangements for teachers who are new to Y6.
Session 2:
KS2 standardisation training
15 December 2020
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of EXS writing at the end of KS2.
Session 3:
KS2 standardisation training
27 January 2021
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of GDS writing at the end of KS2.

 

Training in moderation skills for experienced Y2 teachers 2021

All training sessions will be delivered remotely. When a place has been booked, you will be sent a joining link.

Audience: Experienced Y2 teachers

Date/Time  
KS1: STA statutory assessment moderation training
23 February 2021
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for experienced Y2 teachers who are interested in moderation. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.
Repeated Session
Date/Time  
KS1: STA statutory assessment moderation training
26 February 2021
1.30-3.00pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for experienced Y2 teachers who are interested in moderation. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.

 

Training in moderation skills for experienced Y6 teachers 2021

All training sessions will be delivered remotely. When a place has been booked, you will be sent a joining link.

Audience: Experienced Y6 teachers

Date/Time  
KS2: STA statutory assessment moderation training
22 February 2021
3.30-5.00pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for experienced Y6 teachers who are interested in moderation. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.
Repeated Session
Date/Time  
KS2: STA statutory assessment moderation training
24 February 2021
1.30-3.00pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for experienced Y2 teachers who are interested in moderation. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.

 

Refresher training in moderation skills for external moderators, who would like to moderate in 2021, and locality assessment leads (LALs)

All training sessions will be delivered remotely. When a place has been booked, you will be sent a joining link.

Date/Time  
KS1 STA statutory assessment moderation training
2 February 2021
3.30-5.00pm

Audience: KS1 External Moderators & LALs

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators and LALs. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there is no standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2020/21 moderation cycle.

KS2 STA statutory assessment moderation training
10 February 2021
3.30-5.00pm

Audience: KS2 External Moderators & LALs

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators and LALs. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there is no standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2020/21 moderation cycle.

Repeated Sessions
Date/Time  
KS1 STA statutory assessment moderation training
5 February 2021
1.30-3.00pm

Audience: KS1 External Moderators & LALs

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators and LALs. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there is no standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2020/21 moderation cycle.

KS2 STA statutory assessment moderation training
12 February 2021
1.30-3.00pm

Audience: KS2 External Moderators & LALs

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators and LALs. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there is no standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2020/21 moderation cycle.

 

Phonics Screening Check Briefing 2021

This short session will cover the DfE guidance for administering the Phonics Screening Check to Y1 pupils.

Audience: Teachers new to Y1

Date/Time  
Phonics Screening Check Briefing
18 May 2021
3.30-4.30pm

 

Repeated Session
Date/Time  
Phonics Screening Check Briefing
20 May 2021
3.30-4.30pm

 

KS2 STA statutory assessment moderation training
12 February 2021
1.30-3.00pm

Audience: KS2 External Moderators & LALs

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators and LALs. The current 2020/21 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there is no standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2020/21 moderation cycle.

 

Resources from Sessions

Administering the Y2 Phonics Screening Check