Westminster Education Forum

Primary assessment in England - baseline rollout, and developing assessment beyond reception and for children below the national curriculum standard

Morning, Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will examine the next steps for primary assessment in England, looking at:


  • 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 their expected contributions


The agenda includes keynote addresses from:


  • Implementation of baseline assessment in England and the wider primary assessment landscape - with Jim Magee, Head of Assessment Policy, Standards and Testing Agency, Department for Education;
  • Priorities for assessments that meet the needs of pupils working below the national curriculum standard - with Jon Gibson, Member, NASEN Advisory Group;
  • How primary assessment can be effectively developed to support improved outcomes for young people - with Tim Oates, Group Director, Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment; and
  • The development of the baseline assessment, and how it will work in practice - with a senior speaker confirmed from NFER.

There will be further speaking contributions from:


  • The experience of an MAT in the implementation and use of the baseline assessment - with Claire Harnden, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, South Farnham Educational Trust;
  • Views of school and  college leaders on the introduction of the baseline assessment - with Tiffnie Harris, Primary Specialist, ASCL;
  • Implementation of the baseline assessment, and wider views on assessments at primary level - with Kerry-Jane Packman, Development and Membership Director, Parentkind; and
  • The experience of how primary assessment can be most effectively utilised, as well as the impact of the multiplication checks - with Cassie Young, Head of School, Brenzett CoE Primary School, Kent.

The agenda


  • What constitutes good primary assessment;
  • Policy priorities for the reforms to Primary Assessment;
  • Reception Baseline Assessment: facts v myths;
  • Preparing for 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.

 



Keynote Speakers

Jim Magee

Head of Assessment Policy, Standards and Testing Agency, Department for Education

Jon Gibson

Member, NASEN Advisory Group and Director, Backdrop Education

Chairs

Tracy Brabin MP

Shadow Minister for Education

Baroness Perry of Southwark

Speakers

Tiffnie Harris

Primary Specialist, ASCL

Kerry-Jane Packman

Development and Membership Director, Parentkind

Cassie Young

Head of School, Brenzett CoE Primary School, Kent

John Jolly

Chief Executive Officer, Parentkind