Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
PBM Training and Consultancy (Head Office), Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

06 October 2017

 

31 January 2018

Course Time
 

9:30 to 15:30

Looking for learning

The cost of this course includes a CD with course materials plus a DVD containing a couple of the short film clips used within the course to enable you to disseminate information in your own school.

This is a one-day course for senior leaders, subject leaders, teachers, and other educational professionals. It is practical and skill based. Participants are helped to understand how to gather evidence from the classroom using work sampling, day-to-day formative assessment (sometimes called assessment for learning), and new criterion referenced milestones (alternatives to levels) as part of school monitoring, evaluation and improvement. The training explores the use of the inspection criteria for teaching, learning and assessment and the use of alternatives to levels (life after levels).

The aim of the course is to raise awareness and help participants to:

  • understand the implications for school self-evaluation and for classroom practice of the current inspection criteria for teaching, learning and assessment;
  • understand and use the work sampling as a tool for gathering evidence from the classroom of the impact of teaching on pupils’ development, learning and progress over time;
  • understand the significance of day-to-day formative assessment (assessment for learning) and its implications for classroom practice and for school self-evaluation;
  • explore the use of simple in-school summative assessment systems to monitor progress and identify underachievement;
  • develop an effective strategy for marking pupils’ work and use marking to monitoring learning.

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to raise awareness and help participants to:

  • understand the implications for school self-evaluation and for classroom practice of the current inspection criteria for teaching, learning and assessment;
  • understand and use the work sampling as a tool for gathering evidence from the classroom of the impact of teaching on pupils’ development, learning and progress over time;
  • understand the significance of day-to-day formative assessment (assessment for learning) and its implications for classroom practice and for school self-evaluation;
  • explore the use of simple in-school summative assessment systems to monitor progress and identify underachievement;
  • develop an effective strategy for marking pupils’ work and use marking to monitoring learning.

Method of tuition

Method of tuition and pattern for the day
The course is a mix of direct tuition and skill based learning involving tasks and workshops. The practical activities are mainly completed in groups of two or three participants so that thoughts and evaluations can be shared and compared. Each day has five hours of tuition, divided into four blocks of 1.25 hours.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1
9:30-10:45
Initial considerations

  • Statutory requirements and the quality of teaching.
  • The purpose of work sampling.
  • Embedded knowledge.
  • Fine-tuning.
  • Basic assessment skills.
  • Best fit using new milestones.
  • The link with learning and teaching.
  • Using the new National Curriculum attainment targets.

Using samples of work

  • Choosing work appropriate for scrutiny.
  • Using in-school summative assessment.
  • Looking for progress using new milestones.

Session 2
11:00-12:15
Work sampling methodology

  • Purpose of work sampling.
  • Work sampling methodology.
  • Choosing victims.
  • Next steps analysis.
  • Looking for patterns, creating a hypothesis.

Work sampling mathematics

  • Sampling mathematics in the classroom.

Learning purpose

  • What does the teacher intend the pupils to learn?
  • Using summative assessment formatively.
  • Every-day techniques to promote feedback.

Session 3
1:00-2:15
Day-to-day assessment

  • Using objectives to assess the pupils.
  • What does effective learning look like?
  • Day-to-day formative teacher assessment.
  • Learning needs, learning intentions and success criteria.
  • Assess the pupils’ work.
  • Identifying target groups.
  • Identifying the learning needs of ability groups.

Session 4
2:30-3:45
Marking for improvement

  • Marking strategy.
  • What does the pupil understand?
  • Does the pupil engage with the marking?
  • Strategies for filling the gap and extending achievement.
  • Practical application.

First Name

Surname

Your e-mail address

School / Establishment Name

School / Establishment Post Code

Contact Telephone Number

Number of places required

Name of participants if different from above

 I have read and understood the cancellation policy


Are you already a member?

 Please create membership for me

 I'm not ready to become a member yet


captcha