Agreeing upon the levels of pupils progress in the primary classroom in terms of writing development can often be wrought with debate, different opinions and colleagues coming to different conclusions. With each school now replacing level with their own systems, many primary schools need support in the teacher assessment of writing and consistency remains an issue for many teachers.
In a series of three books (EYFS & KS1, Years 3&4, & Years 5&6) aimed at primary schools in England, the Teacher’s Moderation Toolkit has been created by The St Helens Teaching School Alliance aimed at supporting judgements by providing high-quality examples of real children’s writing; providing teachers with non-negotiable writing sheets referenced to the national curriculum, and; share examples with pupils to help raise expectations and to up-level writing.
Throughout, levels of progression are showcased, allowing teachers to assess written work against writing standards, providing a clear means of assessment for pupil’s work. Each book includes images of children’s writing, with annotations, which can be used to showcase good practice and assessment outcomes among colleagues.
If you are a primary school teacher, and are due to go through the writing moderation process with the work of your children, then these books are certainly worthy of a place within your school.
|EYFS, Year1 & Year 2||Year 3 & Year 4||Year 5 & Year 6|