Assessment Training

Over the course of the year, the Suffolk Assessment and Moderation team run a number of training courses. The training may be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams or face to face in a venue.

Please find details of current training courses below. To apply for a place on a course, please click on the link in ‘How to apply.’

Once you have applied, we will confirm your place via email.

Spring 2023

New to Year 2

Suitable for: Any teachers new, or returning, to Year 2

Delivery method: Face to face

Dates, times and venues:

  • Friday 13 January 2023, 9:30am-3:30pm – Carlton Colville Primary School, Gisleham Road, Lowestoft, NR33 8DG
  • Tuesday 17 January 2023, 9:30am-3:30pm – Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Hall, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EE
  • Tuesday 24 January 2023, 9:30am-3:30pm – Pinewood Community Hall, Laburnum Close, Ipswich, IP8 3SL

Course outline:

These sessions are for teachers who are new to assessment at the end of Year 2. It is ideal for colleagues who are new to the profession and those who have not taught Year 2 before.

During the sessions we will look at the STA’s Teacher Assessment Framework in detail for reading, writing, maths and science.

There will be an opportunity to look at samples of pupil work and discuss how the work meets the different writing standards, including the Pre-Key Stage standards.

We will also discuss the Key Stage 1 tests and how they contribute to teacher assessment, access arrangements and moderation.

There will be a chance to discuss the documents and ask any questions you may have.

There is no charge for attending these sessions.

Please note – lunch is not provided.

How to apply: Apply for a place on New to Year 2

New to Year 6

Suitable for: Any teachers new, or returning, to Year 6

Delivery method: Face to face

  • Friday 27 Jan 2023, 9:30am-3:30pm – Carlton Colville Primary School, Gisleham Road, Lowestoft, NR33 8DG
  • Monday 30 January 2023, 9:30am-3:30pm – Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Hall, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EE
  • Tuesday 31 January 2023, 9:30am-3:30pm – Pinewood Community Hall, Laburnum Close, Ipswich, IP8 3SL

Course outline:

These sessions are for teachers who are new to assessment at the end of Year 6. It is ideal for colleagues who are new to the profession and those who have not taught Year 6 before.

During the sessions we will look at the STA’s Teacher Assessment Framework in detail, with a particular focus on assessing writing.

There will be an opportunity to look at samples of pupil work and discuss how the work meets the different writing standards including the Pre-Key Stage standards.

We will also discuss aspects of the Key Stage 2 tests including access arrangements for your pupils. We will consider moderation and answer any questions you may have.

There is no charge for attending these sessions.

Please note – lunch is not provided.

How to apply: Apply for a place on New to Year 6

Making your Teacher Assessment in Year 2

Suitable for: Any Year 2 teachers

Delivery method: Face to face

  • Thursday 2 February 2023, 9:00am-12noon or 1:00pm-4:00pm – Carlton Colville Primary School, Gisleham Road, Lowestoft, NR33 8DG
  • Monday 6 February 2023, 9:00am-12noon or 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday 8 February 2023, 9:00am-12noon or 1:00pm-4:00pm

Course outline:

The sessions will focus on the assessment of writing at the end of Key Stage 1.

During these sessions we will use the same training materials used for moderator training this year. We will look at writing in detail and there will also be a chance to discuss the assessment of maths and reading at the end of Key Stage 1 using the STA’s Teacher Assessment Framework and the Pre-Key Stage standards.

There is no charge for attending these sessions.

How to apply: Apply for a place on Making your Teacher Assessment in Year 2

Making your Teacher Assessment in Year 6

Suitable for: Any Year 6 teachers

Delivery method: Face to face

  • Monday 27 February 2023, 9:00am-12noon or 1:00pm-4:00pm – Carlton Colville Primary School, Gisleham Road, Lowestoft, NR33 8DG
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023, 9:00am-12noon or 1:00pm-4:00pm – Pinewood Community Hall, Laburnum Close, Ipswich, IP8 3SL
  • Thursday 2 March 2023, 9:00am-12noon or 1:00pm-4:00pm – Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Hall, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EE

Course outline:

The sessions will focus on the assessment of writing at the end of Key Stage 2.

During these sessions we will use the same training materials used for moderator training this year. We will look at the STA’s Teacher Assessment Framework and the Pre-Key Stage standards in detail.

There is no charge for attending these sessions.

How to apply: Apply for a place on Making your Teacher Assessment in Year 6