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Year 2 Reading and Writing Moderation and Assessment



Tuesday 17th November 2020  1.15pm - 4.30pm 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021  1.15pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 29th April 2021  1.15pm - 4.30pm


Freeths, 5000 Oxford Business Park South, Oxford, OX4 2BH


£80 per session

A three-part course which aims to support Year 2 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Reading and Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 2 colleagues. Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions from the course. Each session must be booked individually. The price is £80 per session. 

Suitable for Year 2 teachers/English subject leaders/Assessment leaders  


Session 1: Assessment in Reading and Writing at KS1:  Understanding the expectations and requirements  

This half day training course is designed to support Year 2 teachers early in the year to gain a secure understanding of the expectations at the end of KS1 to support making robust judgements in both reading and writing  

This course will: 

  • give up-to-date information regarding the 2019 Standards and Testing Agency statutory guidance and expectations relating to the end of Key Stage 1 testing and teacher assessment arrangements for English reading and writing 
  • give a professional development opportunity to review reading and writing in year 2, with a focus on reaching the expected standard  

Delegates will need to bring with them a set of evidence for peer moderation and review for both reading and writing. 


Session 2: Exploring Greater Depth in Writing at KS1. 

This half day training course has been designed to formulate strategies which will support and develop Year 2 writers, with the focus on securing greater depth. 

The aim of the course is for participants to gain a firm understanding of pupils working at greater depth in writing, with a focus on strategies to support and challenge. 

This course will: 

  • support delegates in considering what makes an effective writer 
  • secure an understanding of greater depth at KS1 and ways to secure and evidence this standard 
  • explore practical activities and resources to support  


Session 3: Moderating Reading and Writing at KS1: Making secure judgments  

"Moderation is a crucial part of assessment. It allows teachers to benchmark judgements, whilst ensuring consistent standards and reliable outcomes." 

2018 Teacher Assessment Guidelines 

With moderation a key element of Year 2 assessment, we are delighted to offer KS1 teachers an opportunity to meet with other Year 2 teachers to moderate reading and writing, under the guidance of experienced consultant Julie Sargent.  

This course will:  

  • support you in making robust judgements with regard to reading and writing 
  • consider how to secure and evidence standards in reading and writing 
  • experience a professional development opportunity to discuss judgements against the teacher assessment frameworks for 2019  

Delegates will need to bring with them a set of evidence for peer moderation and review for both reading and writing. 

  • Trainer

    Julie Sargent is an established English consultant with an extensive knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective learning and teaching approaches. Prior to this role, her experience of teaching in primary schools in both Oxfordshire and Devon included key roles in piloting and developing many aspects of English. She has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education and is an accredited Edge Hill Every Child Counts trainer for 1stclass@writing. Julie’s work has included focused English projects, such as Every Child Writes, and she has designed and delivered many professional development programmes and training materials to support schools, partnerships and organisations in English. Her passion and enthusiasm for engaging children in the curriculum is seen through her creative approaches, which inspire both teachers and learners.

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