Moderating Writing – Examples of pupils’ work to help moderate writing.


Moderating Writing is designed to help schools to make consistent judgements about pupils’ attainment in writing. It provides examples of three types of writing: narrative, non-narrative and poetry.

The writing is grouped into three Milestones: Milestone 1 (Years 1 and 2), Milestone 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Milestone 3 (Years 5 and 6). Milestones are taken from the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum. Each piece of writing has an assessment judgement based on depth: a piece may be judged as Basic, Advancing or Deep. This describes a pupil’s depth of understanding.

Each piece of writing comes with a RAID (Representative, Activity, Initiative and Decisions) pro forma. This is designed to give context to the piece, an essential component for assessment.

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“I’ve recently bought this and we will be using it to moderate writing that we have assessed using the Depth of Learning this term. It’s a brilliant resource and will be a big help to us as a school.” Carolyn Lawler, Our Lady Star Of The Sea Catholic Primary School, Liverpool.

Want to book some training for your school around this product?  The following courses link to this product:

Assessing Through Talk

Raising Standards and Attainment in Writing

Marking for Depth and Mastery

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