At the coordinators meeting in August 2017 we outlined a new approach to assessing the Caritas Award. From session 2017/18 the Caritas Award we will have an internal assessment process for all pupil materials by a school Caritas Assessor and an external verification by the Caritas Assessment Board.
There have been no changes to the success criteria or the required evidence for the award. Pupils will therefore be expected to submit the same evidence as in previous years.
- Parish activities logsheet
- School activities logsheet
- 4 Journal assessments
- Final report
The change to the assessment process simply means that the school will now assess all of the evidence submitted and determine if a candidate has successfully achieved the award. (Please note that it does not have to be the Caritas co-ordinator who is the nominated assessor. The assessor can be another individual or group of staff who are familiar with the standards for the award and the success criteria).
Rather than sending all of the paper files and evidence to SCES you are asked to hold this evidence within school for verification purposes. You are now only required to send the School Record Sheet to SCES, with the names of those pupils who you have assessed as having gained the award. This should be sent by email to Director@sces.uk.com by the 28th February.
Once we have received the names a verification process will be undertaken. As with other forms of verification, a percentage of pupils from your successful candidates list will be chosen. A member of the Caritas Assessment Board will be allocated to your school and arrange to visit the school at a time convenient to both parties. It will not be necessary for the Caritas Co-ordinator to remain with the Assessment Board member, but it would be helpful if they were available in case there are questions that arise.
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|Individual Pupil Assessment Sheet for Teacher||Download|
|Self Assessment Sheet for Pupils||Download|