Routes for Learning (RfL) materials are designed to support practitioners in assessing learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).
Alongside the development of the new curriculum, practitioners and academic experts have updated the RfL materials, which were published in July, 2020. They consist of:
That work continues as professional learning and exemplar materials are developed to help practitioners use the new materials successfully. However at this stage feedback is needed to help complete the work, so a virtual event has been arranged:
On 2 December, practitioners are invited to preview the Professional Learning Materials and provide feedback.
Practitioners who would like to attend can request a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (with school/ setting and role details) before 25 November. The event is likely to start at 2.00 p.m. and last for two hours.
These are busy times, so practitioners unable to attend can provide feedback or suggestions to email@example.com
In a previous item on this blog, practitioner Aron Bradley described a feedback event earlier in the development process when practitioners were able to meet in person.
A call for Exemplification videos
Feedback has shown that videos are a very valuable asset to practitioners assessing learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and in supporting their progression.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19, the suite of exemplification videos is yet to be completed, and the Assessment team at Welsh Government is asking for help from school/settings if they have video footage of learners with PMLD which might be helpful. If your school has footage which might help, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Welsh and English medium videos are needed to complete the suite and build an interactive Route map.
We thank you for reading this and in anticipation of your attendance and help.
The Assessment team.