Morning, Thursday, 16th July 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine the next steps for primary assessment in England.
It comes at an important time for policy in this area with the Government recently confirming that the new reception baseline assessment will be rolled out as planned in all schools from September following the competition of initial trials.
Areas for discussion include:
- The national rollout of the baseline assessment;
- The future for primary assessment beyond reception; and
- Assessment of children below the national curriculum standard.
Speakers and chairs
There will be keynote contributions from:
- Carole Willis, Chief Executive, NFER;
- Alison Ley, Lead, Engagement Model Delivery, Department for Education; and
- Tim Oates, Group Director, Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment.
Further confirmed speakers include: Professor Cathy Burnett, United Kingdom Literacy Association and Sheffield Hallam University; Claire Harnden, South Farnham Educational Trust; Tiffnie Harris, ASCL; Kerry-Jane Packman, Parentkind; Richard Selfridge, Databusting for Teachers; Professor Gordon Stobart, UCL and Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment, University of Oxford and Cassie Young, Brenzett CoE Primary School, Kent.
Baroness Perry of Southwark has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.
- What constitutes good primary assessment;
- Policy priorities for the reforms to Primary Assessment;
- Reception Baseline Assessment: facts v myths;
- The statutory introduction of baseline assessment and its likely impact - the design of the test, use of data, and the impact on pupils and teachers;
- Primary assessment beyond reception - measuring school progress, the use of formative assessment, and the implementation of multiplication checks; and
- Assessing the needs of learners below the standard of the national curriculum tests - progress since the Rochford Review and implementation of the new Engagement Model.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
Westminster Education Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with a range of relevant officials who have reserved places from the Department for Education and SEND MOJ.