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RARPA (Recognising and recording progress and achievement)

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RARPA

RARPA is a means of measuring learner progress and demonstrating outcomes, most commonly used in association with non-accredited learning. For that reason, it is especially valuable for young people with learning difficulties and / or disabilities who may be following highly personalised programmes that are not linked to qualifications.

RARPA Guidance England

In 2020 the Education and Training Foundation commissioned Natspec to produce a comprehensive guide to the use of RARPA with students with SEND. It explains what effective practice looks like at each of the five stages and suggests some robust quality assurance measures to use at each stage. The guide clarifies the links between RARPA, EHC Plans, and Ofsted’s Education and Inspection Framework. It also incudes links to resources developed by providers and a range of person-centred thinking tools.

RARPA Guidance Wales

In 2022 Welsh Government commissioned Natspec to produce a Wales-facing version of the 2020 guidance that clarifies the links between RARPA, Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and Estyn’s inspection framework. The RARPA guidance for learners with additional learning needs is available bilingually and can be downloaded in English or Welsh. It includes links to resources, developed by providers and a range of person-centred thinking tools.

Upcoming RARPA training from Natspec Transform

Developing RARPA CPD with your team

19 March 2024

This training looks at how to develop a RARPA CPD process for an in-house team looking to introduce or improve the RARPA process.

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Creating and implementing an effective RARPA process (session one)

25 April 2024

An interactive online training for curriculum managers and practitioners looking for a systematic way to plan provision for learners with SEND, monitor their progress and record their achievements.

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Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process (session one)

7 May 2024

This training is for staff who already have an understanding of RARPA and want to further their knowledge of how to ensure the process is quality assured.

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Creating and implementing an effective RARPA process (session two)

9 May 2024

An interactive online training for curriculum managers and practitioners looking for a systematic way to plan provision for learners with SEND, monitor their progress and record their achievements.

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Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process (session two)

4 June 2024

This training is for staff who already have an understanding of RARPA and want to further their knowledge of how to ensure the process is quality assured.

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Arranging and conducting an internal review of your RARPA provision

25 June 2024

This workshop is for leaders and managers who have responsibility for overseeing the quality of the RARPA process and writing Self Assessment Reports (SARS) and Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs).

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