Moderating discussions

Informal discussions about pupil work can be useful ongoing moderation opportunities. Colleagues can compare and discuss class work to check expectations around, for example, use of vocabulary or amount of recording. Supportive moderating discussions can also take place within staff meetings, for example, where work samples are ordered or ‘meeting expectations’ pieces are identified.  Sometimes it might be appropriate to do a whole school investigation, like Rocket Mice, and then compare work to look for progression.

TAPS examples of pupil work can be found under the Focused Assessment examples tab on the main PSTT website.