Academies have the option to be included in their geographical local authority’s monitoring and moderation arrangements or to be part of the moderation arrangements for another local authority or STA accredited agency.
Moderation takes place, in general, once every four years or more frequently as required.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Assessment and Moderation will be led by the Primary Adviser and Moderation Manager for Southampton City Council on behalf of Portsmouth LA and will fulfil the LA statutory function for assessment at the end of KS1 and KS2, in line with DfE requirements for:
Year 1 and Year 2 phonics screening check monitoring;
Key Stage 1 National Curriculum assessments moderation;
Key Stage 2 National Curriculum assessments - monitoring and writing moderation.
Please note that for the first academic year following conversion academies must remain under their own Local Authority for moderation.
Cost: £570 per key stage - this includes attendance at Headteacher Moderation briefings.