Peterborough Council Learning & Development Services

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KS2 Assessment of Writing: Developing and Understanding of GDS

Venue - KingsGate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell
Course Tutors
Sue Howard
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
target audience
Course Types
School Improvement Training
Course categories
School Improvement
Assessment & Moderation
Course description
This two session course is designed to support teachers with developing writing at Greater Depth in KS2.

Session 1:
This session will focus on becoming more familiar with, and developing a more secure understanding of, a range of greater depth collections of writing. Delegates will have an opportunity to work alongside colleagues and LA moderators to clearly identify the features of greater depth writing. Delegates will be asked to share good practice and identify key texts that they have successfully used as models for pupils to use in their own writing.
Y5 teachers are also invited to attend this session to develop their understanding of GDS writing at the end of KS2.

Session 2:
This session will focus on the writing skills pupils need to develop an assured and conscious control over the levels of formality and how grammar and vocabulary can be used to manipulate this. Delegates will be required to bring the writing of one focus child to identify progress towards achieving the greater depth standard and identify the next steps in learning. There will be an opportunity for delegates to explore the collections of greater depth writing with an experienced moderator.

Cost Details
£150 per person for all Peterborough schools and Cambridgeshire LA maintained schools, £75 per person per session for second & subsequent delegates
£170 per person for other LA schools and Independent schools, £80 per person per session for second & subsequent delegates
Please note: Failure to attend, without notification prior to the event, will incur a full charge.

Training objectives

• To explore the DfE exemplification materials and Local Authority collections of writing for a child working at Greater Depth within the Expected Standard
• To support the consistent and accurate assessment of writing across the Local Authority and in line with that nationally
• To further develop teachers’ understanding of teaching and learning to support the Greater Depth standard
• To work with established Y6 practitioners and LA moderators to further develop the application of grammar, punctuation and composition skills to writing
Learning outcomes
Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 14 November 2019
End Date
Thursday 27 February 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 13 November 2019
13:15 - 16:00
Maximum Places
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