When teachers take part in moderation discussions with each other they can gain more confidence in their ability to judge a piece of work. This will bring more consistency and develop a greater understanding within a school of what progression in skills looks like. At Tongwynlais primary the staff of Foundation Phase and the staff of Key Stages meet during INSET to moderate science work.
Portfolios of work are produced from these meetings to give staff examples of what different levels look like. Staff can use these to inform their own judgements and also can be used if there is a ‘lack of agreement’ with regard to a particular Welsh National Curriculum level. Portfolios can also be shared at cluster moderations, which can help develop shared understanding within a cluster of what progression in skills looks like.
Tongwynlais Primary, Cardiff