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SERVICE AIMS:       

The work of the team is focused on challenging and supporting schools to help children make good progress and improve the quality of leadership and management at all levels and teaching and learning across all subjects. This includes ensuring statutory assessment arrangements are met and Head teachers and Governors have support and guidance necessary to meet these requirements.

 

1. AS PART OF THE CITY COUNCIL’S STATUTORY DUTIES THESE SERVICES ARE

PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL COVENTRY LA MAINTAINED SCHOOLS.

ACADEMIES AND FREE SCHOOLS RECEIVE THEIR FUNDING DIRECT AND THEREFORE

WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE SERVICES.

 

Key Stage 1:

  • Ensure all schools receive an external moderation visit once in a four yearly cycle and that schools where assessment is at risk of inaccuracy moderate more frequently.
    • Provide guidance and advice on all aspects of assessment at KS1 through assessment briefings and updates
  • Advise schools on disapplication and reporting of statutory assessment for the end of KS1
  • Carry out quality assurance checks on the KS1 data returns from schools to verify that data is accurate prior to DfE submission

 

Phonics screening check:

  • Include all schools in a formal LA Phonics screening monitoring visit within a set cycle
    • Provide telephone/email support and guidance on the phonic screening statutory arrangements within KS1
  • Carry out quality assurance checks on the Phonic data returns from schools to verify that data is accurate prior to DfE submission

 

Key Stage 2:

  • Ensure that the KS2 assessment arrangements are implemented through a LA programme of moderation monitoring and data checking.

  • Offer guidance and advice on all aspects of assessment at KS2 through assessment briefings and updates

  • Ensure all schools receive an external moderation visit to moderate Y6 writing once in a four yearly cycle and that schools where assessment is at risk of inaccuracy moderate more frequently.

  • Provide advice to schools on disapplication and reporting of statutory assessment for the end of KS2

  • Quality assure writing teacher assessment data prior to submitting teacher assessments to the DFE

  • Conduct LA test monitoring visits as per statutory guide lines. The KS2 monitoring visits will take place within a set cycle

 

1.1  The following services will be available to all schools (including Academies and Free schools at no cost as part of the City Council’s statutory duty.

 

Moderation of the EYFS profile:

  • Ensure all schools receive an external moderation visit once in a four yearly cycle and that schools where assessment is at risk of inaccuracy moderate more frequently.
  • Advise schools on disapplication reporting and reporting of statutory assessment for the end of the Foundation Stage.
  • Provide guidance and advice on all aspects of assessment in the EYFS through briefing sessions/e –updates
  • Ensure that all schools have an electronic system to collect EYFS data and quality assure the data return prior to submitting school’s EYFS data to the DfE
  • Offer all practitioners the opportunity to take part in annual EYFS profile training event where they have the opportunity to participate in agreement trialling

 

2.   SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ACADEMIES AND FREE SCHOOLS THROUGH A SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT CHARGES

                       

Academies & Free schools

 

Charge Per half day

Charge for Moderation

and monitoring

             £235

 

The majority of moderation and monitoring visits will incur a half day charge. There may, however be the need to charge for a full day in larger schools (3 or 4 form entry where it is anticipated moderation will take longer than the half day visit). Schools would be advised of the charge prior to the KS1 or KS2 moderation or monitoring visit.

 

3.         QUALITY ASSURANCE

The local authority has quality assurance processes in place to ensure that all statutory functions are carried out as per guidance in the assessment and reporting arrangements for each key stage. An appeals process outlining the steps to take if the school is not satisfied with the service is shared with schools on an annual basis. The Standards and testing agency monitor local authority systems, plans and evaluations to ensure that the local authority is carrying out their statutory duties with respect to statutory assessment at each key stage.

 

4.         MEMBERS OF THE TEAM     

All members of the moderation teams are currently teachers in schools. All moderators have to undergo an induction period before they work on their own and their work is quality assured by the Moderation manager. Educational officers will carry out monitoring visits.  

 

5.         ENQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS

In the first instance any complaints should be made to Cathy Openshaw at cathy.openshaw@coventry.gov.uk  Tel: 024 7683 2689