RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement)

****NEW FOR NOVEMBER 2016****Natspec are running 9 regional events to help you set up, manage and deliver RARPA.
The events will provide opportunities for practitioners to share practice to support learners, and the programme will also provide feedback to the ETF on the CPD needs of SEND specialists.

RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) is a five stage process for delivering good assessment, teaching and learning, which ensures that students’ progress and achievements are monitored and recorded.
The Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice have a clear focus on preparing for adulthood and on positive outcomes for students:

  • employment options, from full time paid to voluntary work
  • choice and control over where you live
  • participation in your community
Developing high quality, outcome focussed learning programmes will involve thorough assessment practices, rigorous setting and monitoring of challenging individual learning targets and comprehensive procedures for assessing non accredited learning.
There are a range of RARPA resources available to managers and practitioners, including templates for colleges to download and use.
  • the standards, criteria and types of evidence that need to be produced
  • sets of questions to ask when reviewing the RARPA process
  • an action plan proforma for  reviewing your own RARPA processs in line with the quality assurance standards and criteria
  • a template to record findings, of your internal review including the  strengths and gaps to be addressed
  • an external check template.

All the RARPA resources, case studies and templates are available to download from the SEND excellence gateway.

 

 

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  1. […] At Morley  College where I also teach, students are given a simple form to fill in at the beginning and end of each term evaluating their own goals and ones set by tutor as potential course outcomes. This is called RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) and is a five stage process for delivering good assessment, teaching and learning, which ensures that students’ progress and achievements are monitored and recorded. If students feel they have “achieved” their own goals and ones set by the tutor set on a grading scale, this helps measure quality and success and also ensures government funding for courses, so it is an important document. Here is a link to the Rarpa criteria as potentially another interesting measure. http://www.natspec.org.uk/information-for-professionals/supporting-progression-rarpa/ […]