SENDCO NETWORK

Network meeting Tuesday 13th June 2017

Focus: The (Rochford) Review of Assessment for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests

Reflections on the review of assessment for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests, with particular regard to pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

We looked at the work of Richard Aird and Janet Thompson, both members of the Rochford Review committee, discussed the work of Barry Carpenter (engagement and motivation), considered the future of assessment and progress monitoring for children with SEND, and shared updates about what schools are currently doing/planning for the coming academic year.

Presentation 1: Rochford Review - Implications for assessment with pupils working in subjects below the standard of national curriculum tests. 

Janet Thompson, Headteacher of Dorothy Graham School and Deputy Chair of Rochford Review

Presentation 2: The Rochford Review - A review of statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests

Richard Aird

Follow up task

 SENDCOs are invited to consider the following questions in their own schools:

  • What has motivated you to think again, or in more depth, about your school’s assessment policy and practice?
  • What are your best hopes for the assessment of children with SEND in your school context?
  • What are the supportive factors in your context?
  • Are there any barriers/constraints?

There is a reflective journal worksheet here if you wish to record your own plan

Sharing resources: "This worked for me"

SENDCOs were invited to bring along or to describe a resource/strategy/approach that they have found particularly useful in any aspect of their work.

Ideas and references will be collated into a resource bank that can be developed as a shared resource for all SENDCOs

"This worked for me" Resource Bank



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