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Conference: Implications of the Rochford Review

Last October the independent Rochford Review group made important recommendations about the way that students with SEND should be assessed.

On the 22nd June Whitefield has arranged a conference, presented by Engagement for Learning that will provides expert, practical insight into the proposed new Statutory assessment arrangements for pupils  working below the standard of national curriculum tests. We are currently offering Early-Bird discounts for those who book early.

You can find details of the conference, including how to book here. (booking has now closed)

The final report’s recommendations include:

  • the removal of the statutory requirement to assess pupils with SEND who are working below the standard using performance scales (P scales)
  • that the interim pre-key stage standards for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests are made permanent and extended to include all pupils engaged in subject-specific learning
  • that schools assess pupils’ development in all 4 areas of need outlined in the SEND Code of Practice, but statutory assessment for pupils who are not engaged in subject-specific learning should be limited to the area of cognition and learning

The government  will consult on the report’s recommendations soon, before making a final decision on any changes to the assessment processes.