This course will look at the administrative arrangements for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check- how, when and where the check is to be administered.
During the session we will look at the National Guidance materials; consider how the test will be administered as well as looking at important do’s and don’ts for schools. The aim of this course is to:
1. Provide an overview of the purpose of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check (KS1).
2. Consider what schools need to do to prepare for the check
3. Provide information on access arrangements for the check.
4. Outline how the check should be administered and reported
5. Provide guidance about statutory monitoring arrangements for the phonics check.
The session will also provide information on responsibilities that schools have in terms of administering the check, security of the check materials and marking. In addition we will look at the Local Authorities responsibilities for monitoring the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
This course is aimed particularly at teachers in Year 1 who have not administered the check in the past or who want a refresher about procedures; it is also appropriate for literacy subject leaders and members of the senior management team.
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About the Adviser
Denise Harris - Adviser, Services For Education
Denise has over 30 years of experience as a qualified teacher (B.Ed., (Hons), MA) working in schools and an Education Action Zone. She became a local authority primary consultant in 2003 with a focus on mathematics and assessment. From 2009 she worked with Edge Hill University as an Every Child Counts (ECC) Teacher leader to deliver a suite of early maths intervention programmes through which she gained an MA in Early Mathematics. Denise also gained accreditation from NCETM as a Primary Professional Development Lead. She continues to work with Edge Hill University to manage the delivery of the very successful mathematics intervention programmes: Success@Arithmetic and 1stClass@Number.
Denise successfully delivers the primary statutory assessment contract for moderation and monitoring on behalf of Birmingham LA. Through this role she works closely with other moderation managers both locally and nationally. She recruits, trains and accredits both KS1 and KS2 pool moderators.