year 6 and Reception class teachers meet to do joint moderation

Last week teachers from both Year 6 and Reception classes met to work together, moderating writing. It was great to see so many teachers working together.
At the Reception moderation, 11 teachers shared how they select evidence of reading and writing. They agreed that videoing children reading was really worthwhile. They went on to explore compare work of children at Emerging, Expected and Exceeding levels in Term 4 of the 6 term year. A useful document was shared, ‘An exploration of Expected and Exceeding descriptors in the EYFS profile’, published online by Oxfordshire Early Years, Oxfordshire CC (www.oxfordshire.gov.uk). Feedback from the session showed teachers found this opportunity very valuable and would like to work together on the other profiles. THanks to Stockwell Primary for hosting the event.
Year 6 teachers also held joint moderation, hosted by St Saviour’s Primary, which was very productive and includes a mix of teachers experienced and new to year 6. This sharing of experience was highlighted as a really valuable exercise and particularly our single form entry schools requested more year 6 teacher meetings during the year to support planning and moderation.