SEND Assessment: Measuring what matters and evidencing outstanding outcomes - Manchester - Programme

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester

09:00 to 09:45

09:45 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30

10:00 – 10:30
Rochford final report: priorities, timelines and next steps for your school

Rochford Review Final Report: Priorities, timelines and next steps for your school

• Implications of extending the interim pre-key stage standards to cover all pupils engaged in subject-specific learning
• Clarification on the pilot looking into the removal of P scales and assessment against the 7 areas of engagement for cognition and learning
• How to address challenges and concerns surrounding lack of common language and subjectivity

Diane Rochford, Executive Headteacher, John F Kennedy and Chair, The Rochford Review


10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00
Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to assessment

Moving away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to assessment:

• Keeping the focus on what we are trying to achieve for our individual learners
• How can we personalise our approach to formative and summative assessment?
• What should we assess to build up the picture of the whole child?

Graham Quinn, Executive Principal, New Bridge Group


11:00 to 11:10

11:10 to 11:40

11:40 to 12:30

11:40 – 12:30
1A Engagement scales

How we use engagement scales to accurately assess non-subject specific learning and functional life skills and evidence outcomes in relation to our school’s curriculum
Alison Ley, Director of Teaching School

11:40 – 12:30
1B Assessing SEMH

How to develop your curriculum to support the social, emotional and mental health needs of your pupils and use your assessment procedures to evidence progress in these areas
Natalie Packer, Education Consultant

11:40 – 12:30
1C Staff

Support your staff through the Rochford Review changes and ensure they can articulate what outstanding progress now looks like to parents and Ofsted

Tracy Edwards, Associate Director of Teaching School, Swiss Cottage School


12:30 to 13:30

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch, networking and exhibition
New for 2018: Our SEND assessment huddle!
Hear elevator pitches from leading assessment providers on how they have adapted their systems in light of Rochford and the benefits to your school


13:30 to 14:00

13:30 – 14:00
Engagement for Learning

The principles of engagement: How does and should engagement influence inclusion, teaching, learning and assessment in our schools?
Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, OBE, PhD


14:00 to 14:50

14:00 – 14:50
2A Pre key stage standards

Learn how to design an assessment programme that fits alongside the extended pre key stage standards to accurately demonstrate both academic and holistic progress in line with your curriculum
Kate Noon and Kate Wood, Dorothy Goodman School

14:00 – 14:50
2B Benchmarking and moderation

Effective ways to ensure rigorous verification and moderation across local schools: Ensure you are able to benchmark your school’s assessment procedures and combat a lack of standardisation
Tracy Edwards, Associate Director of Teaching School, Swiss Cottage School

14:00 – 14:50
2C Curriculum development

Ensure your curriculum is always the driver – not assessment: How to rewrite your curriculum and tie in your assessment procedures to support holistic outcomes
Kelly Fedun, Acting Deputy Headteacher, Fountaindale School


14:50 to 15:10

15:10 to 15:40

15:10 – 15:40
Ofsted update

Ofsted and assessing SEND progress in 2018/19:

• What does outstanding progress now look like on an individual and whole school scale?
• What does a broad and balanced curriculum look like for pupils engaged in non-subject specific learning?
• What does acceptable verification and moderation look like in light of Rochford?

Jayne Jardine, Executive Headteacher, BSAT


15:40 to 16:30

15:40 – 16:30
3A Below age related expectations

Effective ways to measure and track the progress of pupils working below age related expectations in a year group: How we demonstrate small steps of progress in both academic and softer outcomes
Farry Khadjeh and Katy Henry, Woodfield Teaching Schools Alliance

15:40 – 16:30

Easy-to-implement methods to ensure EHCP aspirations are broken down into meaningful targets, that your assessment processes link back to a child’s EHCP and that progress is robustly tracked against these outcomes
Miriam Gulliford, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

15:40 – 16:30
3C Preparation for adulthood

Ensure assessment leads to preparation for adulthood: Effective methods to collect meaningful data on pupil capability, robust accreditation and how to work with vocational pathways and employers
Brandon Mill, Headteacher, Brookfields School and David Maycock, Assistant Head, Addington School