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Principles of Assessment - SEND

Frank Wise School, Hornbeam Close
Course Tutors
Matt McArthur
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Target Audience
EYFS Practitioners / EYFS Teacher / NQTs / SENCO / SEND Practitioners / Teachers / Teaching Assistants
Course Types
Workshop, Presentation, Consultancy
Course Categories
Initial Teacher Training / NQT Induction / Early Career Teachers / Teaching and Learning / Early Years / Special Educational Needs (SEND)
Course Description

What do your pupils with SEND need to learn? Where are the gaps that are holding them back? Do some pupils leave you feeling stumped?

This session focuses on the principles of effective assessment, and how to respond to assessment outcomes.  

  • What SEND-specific assessments are there?

  • How do I establish an assessment baseline?

  • How can I use assessment results to inform target setting and future learning?

Whether you are a Teaching Assistant, NQT, experienced teacher or SENDCo, this workshop will give you a new perspective for assessing your most complex learners. 

Senior Leaders and experienced class teachers from Frank Wise Special school will be available to offer advice on individual pupils.


£50 + VAT per person, or £25 +VAT for NQTs

Training Objectives

The session will be led by senior leaders at the Frank Wise School, an Outstanding Special School for children aged 2 - 19, with a national reputation for excellence. It will be interactive, and will give participants practical guidance on using assessment to maximise the potential of all of the children with whom they work.

Learning Outcomes

  • To look at tools and techniques for effective formative assessment.

  • To develop a greater understanding of the Cognitive curriculum and how it relates to broader barriers to learning.

  • To explore how the principles can be easily transferred to your classroom.

  • To share and discuss classroom concerns with experts in the field.

Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 30 January 2020
End Date
Thursday 30 January 2020
Closing Date
Saturday 25 January 2020
16:00 - 17:45
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