Primary Assessment and Moderation Programme 2020/2021

The DfE has published accountability arrangements for primary school tests and assessments in the 2021/22 academic year. STA has confirmed that all statutory Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 assessments will return in 2021/22 following their usual timetable.

The programme of standardisation and moderation training for primary schools includes statutory assessment guidance, statutory moderation briefings and training in moderation skills. There is also a Phonics Screening Check briefing for teachers who have not administered the check before. All sessions will be virtual, online sessions.

Many Y2 and Y6 teachers will be preparing for statutory tests in 2021/22 for the first time. This is the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns or because they are in the early stages of their career. Support for preparing for testing will be provided through Learn Sheffield and dates will be announced shortly.

Subscribing schools will have unlimited access to the 2021/22 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 2021/2022

There are four two-hour sessions in this programme. . 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 requirements
4 October 2021
1:30-3:30pm
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 assessment training
20 October 2021
1:30-3:30pm
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 assessment training
18 November 2021
1:30-3:30pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of reading, mathematics, and GPS at the end of KS1.
Session 4:
KS1 assessment training
14 January 2022
1:30-3:30pm
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 Y2 Programme 2021/2022 (Repeated Sessions)
Date/Time  
Session 1:
KS1 statutory requirements
14 October 2021
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around end of KS1 statutory assessment arrangements for teachers who are new to Y2.
Session 2:
KS1 assessment training
4 November 2021
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of EXS writing at the end of KS1.
Session 3:
KS1 assessment training
40 November 2021
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of reading, mathematics, and GPS at the end of KS1.
Session 4:
KS1 assessment training
26 January 2022
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of GDS writing at the end of KS1.

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New to Y6 Programme 2021/2022

There are three sessions in this programme. This training replaces a full day’s training and has been broken down in to three 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 requirements
12 October 2021
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around end of KS2 statutory assessment arrangements for teachers who are new to Y6.
Session 2:
KS2 standardisation training
2 November 2021
1:30-3:30pm
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
13 January 2022
1:30-3:30pm
This session will be led by Amy Parry and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of GDS writing at the end of KS2.
New to Y6 Programme 2021/2022 (Repeated Sessions)
Date/Time  
Session 1:
KS2 statutory requirements
21 October 2021
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around end of KS2 statutory assessment arrangements for teachers who are new to Y6.
Session 2:
KS2 standardisation training
11 November 2021
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of EXS writing at the end of KS2.
Session 3:
KS2 standardisation training
25 January 2022
3:30-5:30pm
This session will be led by Diane Stokes and provide information and guidance around the standardisation of GDS writing at the end of KS2.

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Training in moderation skills for experienced Y2 teachers 2022

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
1 February 2022
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 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.
Training in moderation skills for experienced Y2 teachers 2022 (Repeated Session)
Date/Time  
KS1: STA statutory assessment moderation training
11 February 2022
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 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.

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Training in moderation skills for experienced Y6 teachers 2022

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
3 February 2022
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 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.
Training in moderation skills for experienced Y6 teachers 2022 (Repeated Session)
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 Y2 teachers who are interested in moderation. The current 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to training in moderation skills.

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Refresher training in moderation skills for external moderators, who would like to moderate in 2021/22

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
3 March 2022
1:30-3:30pm

Audience: KS1 External Moderators

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators. The current 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there will be a new standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2021/22 cycle.

KS2 STA statutory assessment moderation training
7 March 2022
1:30-3:30pm

Audience: KS2 External Moderators

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators. The current 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there will be a new standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2021/22 cycle.

Refresher training in moderation skills for external moderators, who would like to moderate in 2021/22 (Repeated Sessions)
Date/Time  
KS1 STA statutory assessment moderation training
15 March 2022
3:15-5:15

Audience: KS1 External Moderators

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators. The current 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there will be a new standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2021/22 cycle.

KS2 STA statutory assessment moderation training
24 March 2022
3:15-5:15

Audience: KS2 External Moderators

This session will be led by Diane Stokes and is for external moderators. The current 2021/22 guidance from STA will be delivered in addition to refresher training in moderation skills.

NB: there will be a new standardisation exercise for external moderators in the 2021/22 cycle.

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Phonics Screening Check Briefing 2021

This short session will cover the DfE guidance for administering the Phonics Screening Check to Y1/Y2 pupils.

Audience: Teachers new to Y1/Y2 who have not administered the Phonics Screening Check before.

Date/Time  
Phonics Screening Check Briefing
27 September 2021
3:30-4:30

 

Phonics Screening Check Briefing 2021 (Repeated Session)
Date/Time  
Phonics Screening Check Briefing
5 October 2021
3:30-4:30

 

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