Writing – What Works?
This day is aimed at Headteachers, English Leaders and Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 teachers.
Developing children as writers is a complicated and intricate process. Many published schemes and programmes promise improved outcomes for pupils and specific strategies which will lead to success for our young writers . However, we know that at the heart of effective teaching and learning of writing lies a number of core, classroom practices. Effective provision relies on sound pedagogical content knowledge – this is what really makes the difference to outcomes in writing. We draw on unequivocal research evidence about what really works to raise achievement and unpick this for schools to ensure an evidence based approach to the teaching of writing.
This training day will:
- Consider the role that reading plays in improving writing and examine exactly how to link children’ s reading experiences to their progress in writing.
- Examine how explicit grammar teaching which draws attention to the linguistic choices and possibilities available rather than simply a focus on concepts / terminology will improve writing outcomes .
- Explore the use of Shared Writing and modelling of writing.
- Consider effective planning for writing – ensuring the teaching sequence for writing builds to a purposeful and authentic writing outcome, incorporating all the pieces of the ‘writing jigsaw ‘.
- Consider ‘the writing journey ‘ of the children in your school and how a long term strategic plan for writing ensures maximum pupil progress .
Choice of dates and times:
Thursday 16th November 2023 9.30am – 3pm
Wednesday 8th May 2024 9.30am – 3pm
2 for 1 Offer
This training is £179 (+VAT). This includes 1 additional teacher or TA from your school to attend at no extra cost if you wish.