Assessment within Special Educational Needs and Disability - Programme

Tuesday 4 Feb 2020
IBIS, ILEC Conference Centre, London

09:00 to 09:40

09:40 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:30

10:30 to 11:00

10:30 – 11:00
Effective Assessment for Pupils with SEND
  • What do we mean by assessment? (Assessment beyond statutory assessment)
  • Assessment should show what children can do (the Graduated Approach)
  • A single system for assessment encompassing SEND (The Rochford Review)
  • Knowing the individual child (How to accommodate children/ young people with SEND in statutory assessment)
  • Measure what you value or value what you measure? (the new Ofsted Framework 2019)

Mandy Wilding, Education Development Officer, nasen


11:00 to 11:10

11:10 to 11:40

11:40 to 12:30

11:40 – 12:30
1B: Pre-Key Stage Standards

Get the latest on the need-to-know guidance and expectations of implementing the pre-key stage standards

11:40 – 12:30
1C: Classroom Teachers

Build classroom teachers’ confidence to accommodate for and identify progress within SEND pupils through incorporating assessment procedures that are conducive to individual student needs

Sue Jones, Learning and Development, Woodfield Teaching School Alliance


12:30 to 13:20

13:20 to 13:50

13:20 – 13:50
Aspects of engagement: Assessment in light of the Rochford Review

Part 1: A comprehensive presentation of the underpinning research process and an update on the resultant expectations

Dr Deborah Robinson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham


13:50 to 14:20

13:50 – 14:20
Aspects of engagement: Assessment in light of the Rochford Review

Part 2: Case study examples demonstrating how the statutory guidance can be effectively actualized and implemented

Nick Sheffield, part of the Expert Rochford Review Group and Assistant Head at Woodfield Teaching School


14:20 to 14:30

14:30 to 15:20

14:30 – 15:20
2A: Moderation

Clarify a rigorous method to moderating SEND and assessment approaches, establishing a common language and practice between all agencies

14:30 – 15:20
2B: Life Skills

Engaging strategies to embed the assessment of life skills, accounting for holistic progress whilst ensuring socioemotional wellbeing

Alistair Crawford, SLE, Derby Teaching School Alliance

14:30 – 15:20
2C: SENCO Workload

Gain practical tools to manage SENCO workload by mapping provision, ensuring sustainable, efficient and meaningful assessment


15:20 to 15:40

15:40 to 16:30

15:40 – 16:30
3A: Access Arrangements

Up-to-date guidance on the JCQ expectations for access arrangement provision and how to ensure the fulfilment of these

Lia Castiglione, Head of Training, Communicate-ed