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Understanding Formative Assessment - Specialist Topics Bundle (four sessions)

Event code SCH 20/755 
Event description A series of four webinars, plus resources.
These sessions aim to ensure senior and middle leaders and teachers understand how to embed a succesful culture of formative assessment, in order to analyse pupil's needs and accelerate learning. This specialist topics bundle includes the following webinars and resources:

1. The place of representation & structure in supporting closing gaps - Monday 28th September 4 to 5pm
Models and images have been proven to support pupils in developing a secure conceptual understanding. This is more important now than ever before, so where can we find high quality resources to support teaching and learning in maths?

2. Growing metacognitive learners in Primary Maths & English - Thursday 15th October 4 to 5pm
Children have become more adept problems solvers in lockdown, so how can we harness this increasing independence to encourage them to become more reflective learners? This webinar session, along with the accompanying 'train the trainer' slides, will explore the thinking behind successful learning and how we can develop each pupil's metacognitive skills to enable them to take charge of their own development.

3. Oracy Rescue 2020 - Wednesday 21st October 4 to 5pm
This webinar session, along with the accompanying 'train the trainer' slides, aims to support English Subject Leaders to effect high quality oracy provision in their school, including deepening and broadening of children's vocabulary and their confidence with the spoken word.

4. Developing conceptual fluency using Knowledge Organisers - Wednesday 4th November 4 to 5pm
Knowledge Organisers might be readily available but how do we ensure teachers know how to use them effectively for maximum impact on fluency? This session, along with the accompanying guidance resource, will explore the fundamental principles of Knowledge Organisers and how best to create and use them.

Phonics Rescue 2020
This downloadable resource will provide support to Reception, KS1 and Year 3 teachers in conducting informal assessments in phonics to identify gaps caused by school closures in 2020. Checklists & planning guidance based mainly on the Letters and Sounds framework will support teachers to address these gaps, and suggestions are provided to help schools to meet the needs of vulnerable pupils, together with sound phonics practice for all children.


Booked and confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the webinar link 24 hours prior to the session. Please check that you have received the email to register the day before and if you have not, please contact us on 03000 418000. Please ensure you are able to access the link at least one hour prior to the session.

A handful of delegates using school computers have experienced difficulties in accessing the Goto Webinars. If unsure, please check with your Schools IT provider that you will be able to access this webinar.

Please see attached webinar-FAQs for further information. 
Training objectives Growing metacognitive learners in Primary Maths & English
- Understand the term metacognition and consider what this entails in the classroom.
- Recognise the ‘toolkit’ that we need to support our pupils to construct to enable them to work metacognitively.
- Explore a range of Maths and English tasks and consider the tools pupils will need to use and apply to be successful.

The place of representation & structure in supporting closing gaps
- Identify the main benefits of representation and structure and the best practice in how this is used to support the teaching and learning of maths.
- Recognise the importance of the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach and how to focus on the links between these stages to support conceptual understanding.
- To support subject leaders in the professional development of teacher’s knowledge and use of representation and structure in maths.

Oracy Rescue 2020
- to support English Subject Leaders to lead improvements in the teaching and learning of spoken language through the primary school
- to assist schools in addressing gaps in oracy exacerbated by long periods of school closure in 2020.

Developing conceptual fluency using Knowledge Organisers
- Identify the main features of knowledge orgainisers and how they should be used to support pupils learning.
- Recognise the importance of fluency and how we can support pupils through Knowledge Organisers
- Understand the purpose of organising knowledge and give guidance to retrieval practice strategies witihin the classroom.
- Consider how to create Knowledge Organisers by focusing on what information is needed on the document. This will focus teachers understanding of the curriculum as well as support with teacher subject knowledge 
Key stages
All image Foundation image KS1 image KS2 image KS3 image KS4 image KS5 image 14-19/24 image 
Subject areas Curriculum Subjects
Target audience
Deputy Head / Early Years Practitioner / Foundation Stage Leader / Headteacher / Key Stage Co-ordinators / Leadership Team / Newly Qualified Teachers / SEN Co-ordinator / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders / Teachers
target audience
Qualification level
GoToWebinar, use own computer, XXXX XXX map
Training Provider The Education People - Standards and School Improvement Primary
Admin contact Angela Jarrett (
Sarah Carpenter / Jason Horne
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 20
Funding information £200 per delegate or 20 Credits
20% VAT will be added at point of invoice
Start date Monday 28 September 2020
Times 16:00-17:00
Number of sessions This event has 4 sessions. Click here to view session information.