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Year 6 Writing Moderation and Assessment



Tuesday 10th November 2020     1.15pm - 4.30pm  

Thursday 25th February 2021   1.15pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday 25th May 2021    1.15pm - 4.30pm


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


£80 per session

This series of three sessions aims to support Year 6 teachers to develop their understanding and application of the statutory Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing through termly opportunities to meet and moderate with Year 6 colleagues.

Teachers may attend all three sessions or select individual sessions from the series.

Participants will:

• unpick the criteria of the Year 6 Teacher Assessment Framework for Writing

• explore creative teaching approaches to develop and secure pupils’ writing skills towards the ‘Pupil can’ statements

• participate in termly opportunities to moderate pupils’ writing with colleagues in order to discuss, refine and secure judgements and next steps

Session 1 – Securing the Expected Standard

In this session, teachers will secure their understanding of the ‘Pupil can’ statements relating to the expected standard and explore teaching approaches to develop their pupils’ writing towards these. Participants will then moderate pupils’ writing to develop and secure their understanding of the expected standard in context and to consider next steps for their pupils. 

Session 2 – Greater Depth

In the second session, teachers will focus on the greater depth standard to gain an understanding of the criteria in the context of writing and to moderate and discuss the writing of those higher attaining pupils’ who are developing towards greater depth.

Session 3 – Cross-school moderation

In the final session, teachers will have an opportunity to moderate and discuss pupils’ writing from across the standards, agreeing or adjusting judgements with colleagues from other schools and discussing next steps to secure standards by the end of the teacher assessment period.


COVID 19 update: we are keeping up-to-date with all Government guidelines regarding group sizes and social distancing, and will ensure that all our courses meet guidelines that are current at the time of the course. We will keep you informed of these arrangements nearer to the time. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us. 


  • Trainer

    Susie Spolander is an experienced primary school teacher and English consultant whose practice includes classroom teaching and senior leadership across the key stages; English consultancy throughout the primary sector; and writing, developing and leading training events and projects in a range of areas to address current educational priorities. For this work, she has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education. Susie also holds the Every Child Counts trainer accreditation from Edge Hill University and the Inference Training accreditation from Leicester City Council. Throughout her career, Susie has enjoyed leading on a number of action-research projects, focused on developing specific areas of English, such as spoken language, writing for more able pupils, phonics and GPS. Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners, so works alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to support school development through a range of training, leadership and classroom-based approaches.


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