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This network is suitable for all EYFS leaders, Reception teachers and teaching assistants making assessments of children’s learning and using them to develop quality of provision. It may also be of interest to assessment co-ordinators, deputy heads and head teachers who are looking to develop their understanding of assessment in early years.
This network will focus on developing your skills in assessment, required by the statutory assessment and moderation of standards process, in order to plan teaching and learning opportunities and support your practice in school. The network will provide opportunities to reflect on good practice through group work and discussions; engage in inter-school agreement trialling; and receive ongoing updates and news about assessment policy development.
The EYFSP 2018 handbook (p13) states that: “when practitioners are evaluating the effectiveness of their assessment processes they should consider: child development….; planning….; the environment….; the need for detailed understanding of the EYFS framework for assessment….; high quality adult interaction….; the organisational aspects of provision, resources, curriculum and people. Successful implementation of these aspects of pedagogy and provision will enable practitioners to make an accurate, reliable and consistent assessment of children’s learning. This will inform planning for year 1.”
Please bring your most up to date data to each session.
To develop effective skills in assessment and moderation in line with the statutory assessment requirements and to use these to identify next steps in learning.
To analyse data and discuss methods of assessment in order to develop good practice and improve provision in early years.
To engage, through professional dialogue, in inter-school moderation.