Engagement Model Training


Last autumn the DfE announced that P scales 1 to 4 will be replaced with a new assessment, known as the Engagement Model, which will become statutory from academic year 2020/21. This uses a very different assessment approach to P scales, and a pilot study has shown that schools will need support to use the new assessment model effectively. A national training package has been devised to help equip schools with the necessary skills and confidence to assess pupils who are working below the standard of the national curriculum assessments and not engaged in subject-specific study at key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2).

The engagement model assessment arrangements apply to maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies (including free schools), pupil referral units, hospital schools and Ministry of Defence schools. They are not mandatory for non-maintained or independent schools.

ConnectEd Partnership was 1 of 10 Teaching Schools selected to support with the recruitment of ‘Engagement Model- Lead Trainers’ and the delivery of accompanying training to enable dissemination across the West Midlands. We have a team of SLEs and other SEND leaders who have now been trained as Engagement Model Lead Trainers.

The free training will consist of 3 x 2 hour training sessions and is recommended for SENCOs, Senior Leaders and any teachers previously assessing pupils against P1-4. All sessions ideally will be completed during the summer term. Where this is not possible, the third session must take place early autumn term.

ConnectEd are facilitating a series of programmes throughout the summer term at different locations.

If you or your colleague would like to attend the training please complete the attached form, indicating the programme that you would like to attend and return it to enquiries@connectedpartnership.com

Please note the STA Engagement Model draft guidance has now been published and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-engagement-model

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Karen Warrington kwarrington@broadmeadowspecial.co.uk or Harinder Jandu Harinder.jandu@connectedpartnership.com

Training dates for Autumn term 2020 will be confirmed in early September 2020.

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