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Summer Term 2017 English Updates

kellyashleyconsultancy@outlook.com  @kashleyenglish

 

 

National Updates – DFE, STA, Ofsted and EEF news/ publications

Latest updates from the STA – all of the updates from the STA, listed by date, can be found using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/latest?departments%5B%5D=standardsandtestingagency

STA Assessment Update – Published weekly (on Tuesdays) and emailed to primary schools https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/staassessmentupdates
KS1 Phonics screening check: 2017 materials Updated 26 June 2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonicsscreeningcheck2017materials

KS2 tests: How to access results and test scripts Updated 20 June 2017

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/keystage2testshowtoaccessresultsandtestscripts

KS2 tests: applying for a review of pupils’ test results Updated 20 June 2017

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/keystage2testshowtoapplyforareviewofkeystage2results

National curriculum assessments: practice materials Updated 6 June 2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/nationalcurriculumassessmentspracticematerials

2017 KS1 scaled score conversion table Updated 6 June 2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2017keystage1scaledscoreconversiontables

KS2 test materials (2017 and 2016 tests) Published 22 May 2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/nationalcurriculumassessmentspracticematerials

Information for parents about National curriculum assessments Updated 28 March 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/nationalcurriculumassessmentsinformationforparents

Latest updates from the DFE – all of the updates from the DFE, listed by date, can be found using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/latest?departments%5B%5D=departmentforeducation

National Statistics: National curriculum assessments KS2, 2016 (includes breakdowns by pupil characteristics) Updated 22 June 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/nationalcurriculumassessmentskeystage22016revised
What maintained schools must published online (website requirements) Updated 16 June 2017

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/whatmaintainedschoolsmustpublishonline

New report with practical advice for teachers on pupil behaviour – ‘Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour’ (Tom Bennett) Published 24 March 2017

Press release

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/newreportwithpracticaladviceforteachersonpupilbehaviour  Download the publication following this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviourinschools

Latest updates from OFSTED – all Ofsted announcements can be found following this link https://www.gov.uk/government/announcements?departments%5B%5D=ofsted  

New Chair of the Ofsted board announced – Professor

Julius Weinberg (Announced by Amanda Spielman, HMCI)

Published 11 April 2017

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/newofstedchairannounced5  

Latest research updates from the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/

New Literacy guidance reports – Improving literacy in KS1,

Improving literacy in KS2

*Preparing for Literacy (EY) due Autumn 2017

Published 28 April 2017

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/resource s/guidancereports/

EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit – Are you looking to trial a new approach/ strategy to improve English in your school?

Check the toolkit to see what the research says.

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/resource s/teachinglearningtoolkit/
EEF Early Years Toolkit – An accessible summary of educational research for Early Years teaching https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/resource s/earlyyearstoolkit/
DIY Evaluation Guide – A resource to support evaluation of small scale research projects in schools https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/resource s/diyguide/gettingstarted/
EEF Free online training package – Making the best use of teaching assistants https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/news/ee fpublishesfreeonlinecoursetosupportschoolsimplementnewevidence/

Other Updates / Key Research

 

Exemplification materials for reading, writing and maths –

NAHT/ Life After Levels/ Frog Education

*USEFUL EXEMPLIFICATION FOR Y1, Y3, Y4 and Y5

https://naht.frogprogress.net/app/curriculum/key%20stag es
‘KPIs’ (Key Performance Indicators) for reading, writing and maths – NAHT assessment framework materials

*USEFUL INFORMATION FOR Y1, Y3, Y4 and Y6

http://www.naht.org.uk/welcome/newsandmedia/keytopics/assessment/nahtassessmentframeworkmaterials/
The Communication Trust Report ‘Talking about a Generation’ – Policy, evidence and practice for speech, language and communication https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/54032 7/tct_talkingaboutageneration_report_online.pdf
NEWSLETTERS – Choose one and sign up!  
EEF – Education Endowment Foundation updates   https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/news
Research schools network – Sign up to receive the free newsletter (closest RSN school is Huntington School, York)   https://researchschool.org.uk/
Huntington Research school newsletter   https://confirmsubscription.com/h/d/08DD002BB94581E

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Teacher Development Trust newsletter   http://tdtrust.org/news/newsletter
Chartered College of Teaching blog   https://www.collegeofteaching.org/blog
Booktrust E-newsletter sign up   http://www.booktrust.org.uk/newsandblogs/news/enewsletter/
NLT – National Literacy Trust news and updates   Latest news 8 December 2016

http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news

 

UKLA – United Kingdom Literacy Association news   https://ukla.org/news/
NATE – National Association for teachers of English   https://www.nate.org.uk/mailinglist/

 

 

 

Upcoming Professional Development opportunities

Detail Key Dates/ Contact
Star Learning Alliance Events – Further detail can be found on the website http://starteachingschoolalliance.org/membersarea/ (password is STAR2017)
STAR TSA School direct mentor training 11 July, Appleton Roebuck, 830am-12pm
STAR TSA School direct trainee induction 13 July, Monk Fryston, 1pm-530pm
STAR 2017 Spelling Bee 11 July, Barkston Ash, 10am
STAR Heads Operational Meeting 14 July, TBC, 330pm-530pm

Other local/ national courses and events

Research Ed – York

Michael Tidd, John Tomsett, Alex Quigley and many more! (Primary and Secondary)

8 July, Huntington School, York, £21

https://huntington.researchschool.org.uk/2017/05/02/researchedyorkconference/

Michael Rosen’s Reading Revolution 23 September, Goldsmiths University of London, £80

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/michael-rosens-reading-revolutiontickets-27537606723

Lead, Learn, Lancs – Teaching and Learning conference 30 Sept, Oswaldtwistle BB53EA, £10 #LLL17

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leadlearnlancstickets35357429022

NAHT Early Years conference – Sue Robb and Gill Jones 6 October, Birmingham

http://www.naht.org.uk/welcome/nahtevents/conferences/earlyyearsconference2017/

One Education Literacy Conference – Mat

Tobin, Liz Chamberlain, Simon Smith, John Murray

12 October, Manchester, Early bird price of £209 available until 12 Sept https://www.oneeducation.co.uk/events/cpd/literacy/literacyconference2017/
Norfolk Children’s Book Centre Conference –

Frank Cottrell Boyce, Miranda McKearney, David Reedy, Alexis Deacon, Jon Biddle, Rob Smith and more!

15 Nov, The Holiday Inn Norwich Airport, £150 www.NCBC.co.uk

Other Useful Resources

Age-related texts – Useful websites that provide lists of books that are ‘age-related’ http://www.guidingreaders.com/ https://www.clpe.org.uk/corebooks
Adrian Chambers questions –

Support for reading response

https://fluencycdn.fluencycms.co.uk/FileCluster/ChristChurchCofE/MainFolder/tellmequestions.pdf
Andy Buck’s blog – ‘Making the most of meetings’ (top tips) https://andybuckblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/makingthemostofmeetings/
Article on the importance of being a ‘teacher reader’ https://www.tes.com/news/tesmagazine/tesmagazine/throwbookyourself
A new ‘membership’ site – access to planning and resources www.literacyshedplus.com