This package is designed to support academies and free schools to meet the DfE requirements for statutory monitoring and moderation at KS1 and KS2, as detailed in STA guidance documents. Monitoring:
All academies and free schools must elect a Local Authority who will be responsibility for monitoring visits of the administration of both the Phonics screening checks and KS1 and KS2 papers. Monitoring visits are completed in line with STA guidance, they are unannounced and provided external validation of school administration practices. This service is available exclusively
to Royal Greenwich academy and free schools
and will only be charged in the event of a visit. Moderation:
All academies and free schools must elect a Local Authority for moderation of teacher assessment at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
The Royal Greenwich moderation team comprises of both Local Authority officers and experienced practitioners in Royal Greenwich schools, many of whom are Senior Leaders. All moderators are provided with training each academic year, including moderation of current pupil work, to ensure consistency in judgements across the team. Any standardisation required by STA guidance will also be completed for all moderators in the team. Additionally all moderators are Quality Assured by Local Authority officers during the moderation process.
A school identified for a statutory moderation visit would be allocated at least 2 moderators from the Royal Greenwich Moderation Team. This approach not only provides additional Quality Assurance during all visits but also promotes the ‘professional dialogue’ approach which we believe is essential to the moderation process. Details on team size and length of visit can be found in the pricing section below.
If a school is identified for a moderation visit a notification email will be sent to the Headteacher including details of the date, time and moderation team. All documentation relating to the statutory moderation visit will also be included.
A moderation record of the visit is completed plus verbal feedback to the Headteacher will also be provided.
Moderation workshops are also available during the academic year as part of the Royal Greenwich Direct Services CPD offer. http://servicestoschools.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/courses
These workshops provide Year 2 and Year 6 teachers with an opportunity to moderate their work in small groups, with colleagues from other schools, facilitated by a Royal Greenwich moderator.
A Royal Greenwich moderation appeals process is in place in line with DfE requirements.
In addition we would strongly recommend any schools that commission this moderation package also subscribe to our Statutory Assessment Strategic Updates
package. The service is £180 per annum and provides email/telephone and maladministration support as well as information through half termly newsletters and regular assessment email updates on:
- Statutory moderation visits
- KS1 and KS2 standardised assessments
- Phonics screening check, KS1 and KS2 monitoring visits
- EYFSP, KS1 and KS2 data submission
Subscription to the Statutory Assessment Strategic Updates
package also provides attendance for 1 member of staff at the KS1 and KS2 Annual Assessment Briefing - schools can register for additional places via: http://servicestoschools.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/courses
Further details on the Statutory Assessment Strategic Updates
packages can be found at: http://servicestoschools.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/services/standards