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Lead Assessor Support Programme

NAHT is working with the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors to encourage every school to have a Lead Assessor. Find out more about the programme and how to register for a discounted place below.

Despite the centrality of educational assessment to the teaching and learning process and its use in high-stakes assessments, there has been limited professional development opportunities for teachers to enhance their skills in assessment and collaborate with others.

Having an independently accredited Lead Assessor demonstrates a school or MAT’s clear commitment to high quality assessment practice and the professional development and support of its staff.

The Lead Assessor Support Programme is designed to enable Lead Assessors to ensure the development of high-quality educational assessment practice in their school/MAT by:

  • Improving the validity and reliability of school-based assessment
  • Enhancing teaching and learning, delivering tangible benefits for all pupils across the institution(s)
  • Raising the professional status of teachers by demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of effective educational assessment practice to governors, parents, Ofsted, and the wider community
  • Quality assuring the school curriculum and providing insight into the content, quality and ways in which progression is achieved in the curriculum
  • Reducing workload by ensuring that valid and reliable processes are used to measure and record pupils’ attainment.

 

About the programme

This ten week modular programme is designed to support those working in assessment in primary, secondary and college settings. The programme covers key aspects of the assessment process delivered to participants through a blend of online learning theory modules delivered by the CIEA, real-life examples of how certain aspects are currently being implemented in school settings along with suggested activities to support putting theory into practice in your school. The programme is hosted online, so you can access it at a time convenient to you. There are also fortnightly live Q and A sessions held over Zoom, in which you can share best practice and seek support from our expert course leaders and other course participants.

 

What the modules include

  • Approaches to Assessment / The Validity Chain

  • Standardisation & Moderation

  • Using Data

  • Managing People

 

Upcoming course dates 

  • 19 September to 25 November 2022

The Lead Assessor Support Programme is intended to support senior teachers to lead the assessment processes and practices in their school. Whilst this programme can be offered to individual teachers, it is beneficial and has greater impact if more than one teacher from a school / MAT undertake the course together. This provides an opportunity for colleagues to discuss and audit the assessment processes in their own setting and cascading high quality practice in educational assessment with a view to making positive change in their department, whole school or across the MAT.

 

Fees

NAHT members will receive a discounted price for individual registrations and additionally can opt to receive further discounts if block booking five or ten delegates.

  • Individual fee £320
  • Block booking for 5 delegates £1,475 (£295 per delegate)
  • Block booking for 10 delegates £2,500 (£250 per delegate)

 

Please note: Delegates must be from the same school or Multi Academy Trust to benefit from the discounted block booking rate.

 

Proposed LASP schedules for 2022: ‘Fortnightly’ live sessions in Zoom (all 4-5pm)

Week Module Summer and Autumn terms 2022:

Access to all materials from: Tuesday 19th April (for Summer term) and Monday 19th September (for Autumn term)

  • Registration & Launch Webinar: Thursday 29th September

  • Approaches to Assessment: Thursday 13th October

  • Standardisation & Moderation: Thursday 10th November 
  • Using Data: Thursday 24th November
  • Leading the Assessment Process: Thursday 8th December
  • Feedback & Evaluation: No live sessions 
  • Evaluation deadline (last date for submitting feedback and claiming certification): Friday 6th January 2023

 

To find out more and apply for a space please email: administratorciea@herts.ac.uk