Last week, year 4 teachers from 7 of our primary schools got together to look at writing across their schools. Our aim with moderation is to encourage teachers to get away as much as possible from using any tick lists to assess writing in these sessions, but for teachers to be able to feel confident in their professional judgments of what year 4 writing should look like and next steps for pupils. It was a really rewarding session with teachers commenting on the value they place on being able to look at children’s work from other schools. Exemplars from the meeting will be shared on the blog at a later date. Many thanks to St John’s for hosting and leading this session.