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Year 6 Writing Moderation and Assessment



Thursday 17th October 2019     1.15pm - 4.30pm  PAST EVENT

Thursday 6th February 2020   1.15pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 21st May 2020    1.15pm - 4.30pm


Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN


£80 per session

Three assessment workshops which aim 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. Each workshop can be booked individually and is designed as a stand-alone course. 

Suitable for Year 6 teachers, English subject leaders and Assessment leaders. 

Teachers may attend all three sessions, or select individual sessions. 

The course will:

  • address and 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 ‘Pupils can’ statements
  • provide termly opportunities for teachers to moderate pupils’ writing with colleagues in order to discuss judgements and next steps


Session 1 – Securing the Expected Standard.

In this session, teachers will secure their understanding of the expected standard and explore teaching approaches to develop their pupils’ writing towards this.

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.

  • 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.