writing moderations for year 2 and year 5

It was great to see so many of our teachers get together for our year 2 and year 5 writing moderations this week, hosted by Archbishop Sumner and Jessop Primary Schools. During this process this year, we have tried to focus on teachers’ focussing on reading each others’ work samples and drawing on their professional expertise and knowledge of their own children to draw conclusions on the standard of writing, next steps and expectations for the end of the year. Being able to share expertise across the room: some teachers bringing several years’ experience of working with a particular year group, some who are literacy leads in their own schools, some who are NQTs, has been very valuable. There has been some very encouraging feedback from the sessions and a desire for longer sessions and more in other subject areas.