9:18 am, Tuesday, 13th April 2021

Upcoming training to support students. The Engagement Model

The Engagement Model is a statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject-specific study. It is an official training package from the Department for Education.

Course dates:
Session `1: Thursday 15th April 2021 9:00am – 12:00pm
Session 2: Thursday 13th May 2021 9:00am – 12:00pm

There is a £20 fee and participants must complete both sessions.
Book your place on the Engagement Model training.

The courses and links to book are listed on the Local Offer Events and Training page.

The Engagement Model has 5 areas: exploration, realisation, anticipation, persistence and initiation. The engagement model became statutory from the 2020/21 academic year and schools will be required to:

  • Use the engagement model to assess pupils who are working below the standard of national curriculum assessments and not engaged in subject-specific study at the end of KS1 and KS2 for the 2019/20 academic year, these pupils must continue to be assessed using P scales 1 to 4.
  • Report to DfE which pupils are assessed using the engagement model for KS1 and KS2 schools are not required to submit any other data to DfE about the progress of these pupils.
  • Ensure that evidence relating to pupil achievements and progress is reported as part of the end of year academic report, which schools must provide to parents, as outlined in paragraph 6.64 of the SEND code of practice.

This two part course is suitable for Local Authority Advisors, Head Teachers, Senior Leaders, SENCOs, Data and Assessment leads and Governors in both mainstream primary and specialist settings with P1-P4 learners.