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16th July 2019
9:15 am

16th July 2019
3:30 pm

Bolton Science & Technology Centre
Minerva Road

£160.00/£240 for two delegates from the same school

Senior Leader, Middle Leader, Headteacher

KS1 + KS2



    Teaching & Learning
  • Curriculum Primary & Secondary


  • English
  • Curriculum Leadership

Implications for teaching Reading, Writing and GaPS post 2019 KS1 and KS2 SATs/Moderation

Maddy Barnes, is an English consultant and provides training for schools and alliances. She is passionate about ‘getting it right’ for children.

Until summer 2018, Maddy worked as a successful assistant head teacher in Manchester. She is a very experienced year 6 teacher and has spent most of her teaching career in Salford.  Maddy has also taught in India, China and Poland where she has observed a range of teaching styles.

Maddy has worked with the DfE in English test development for reading and GaPS. She is an experienced English marker and has been involved with trial papers for the future suite of tests.  She is a KS2 writing moderator for Manchester.

Maddy is a published author (writing New Primary English, Achieve level 6 and Skills Builders) and series editor (Optional Tests for years 3-5, Spelling tests and the new Achieve series for 2016) with Rising Stars. She has also edited the Moderation Toolkit for Writing with Prim Ed.

What can we take from 2018 tests?

An informative, analytical and inspiring training day with Maddy Barnes about what we can learn from the 2019 reading and GaPS tests and the 2018-2019 moderation cycle for writing. The objectives are:

  • To share an analysis of the 2019 KS1 and KS2 Reading tests and identify the main implications for teaching
  • To share an analysis of the 2019 KS1 and KS2 GaPS tests and identify the main implications for teaching
  • To share an analysis of the 2018-2019 writing moderation cycle and identify implications for all year groups
  • To identify how we can prepare pupils to reach the expected standard and greater depth standard in reading and writing in 2020
  • To engage readers and inspire writers by choosing high quality texts and related writing opportunities to prepare for the 2020 assessments
  • To explore a variety of approaches used to embed GaPS within the everyday English lesson
  • To examine different question types and the skills required to answer them
  • To share the newest books that can support learning in the classroom