Service Specification

Team/Title

School Improvement Service

Primary KS1 and KS2 Statutory Moderation (Non-Greenwich Schools)

Description of Package

This package is designed to support academies and free schools to meet the DfE requirements for statutory moderation at KS1 and KS2, as detailed in STA guidance documents.

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 £150 per annum and provides 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/primary

Further details on the Statutory Assessment Strategic Updates packages can be found at: http://servicestoschools.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/services/standards

What will it Include

Target Audience

Delivery Model

Benefits/Impact

Cost

Moderation – in the event of a visit costs will be charged as follows:

All costs are inclusive of pre-visit preparation time i.e. email support, dissemination of guidance and visit arrangements.

KS1 – Reading, writing and mathematics

Form of entry

Moderation team models

Cost

1 and 2

1 day x 2 Moderators

£620

3 and 4

1 day x 3 Moderators

£840

5 and 6

2 day x 2 Moderators (or 1 day x 4 Moderators)

£1060


KS2 – Writing

Form of entry

Moderation team models

Cost

1

1/2 day x 2 LA Moderators

£310

2 and 3

1 day x 2 LA Moderators

£620

4

1 day x 3 Moderators

£840

5 and 6

2 day x 2 Moderators (or 1 day x 4 Moderators)

£1060


Contact Details

Julie Taylor
Head of School Improvement
julie.taylor@royalgreenwich.gov.uk
020 8921 5560

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