In this blogpost, we are going to share articles and resources which we think can help you with your school’s action plan.
- The first article is about the importance of developing a whole-school vision for writing teaching [LINK].
- Next, we have an article which challenges you and your colleagues to consider what sort of writing teachers you are and want to be [LINK].
- This article shares the 14 principles of effective writing teaching. This can help you evaluate your school’s current approach to writing against evidence-based research recommendations [LINK].
- This resource will help your staff audit their existing practice against these 14 principles of effective writing teaching. This is a great place to start and is something we routinely do during our school residency training with schools [LINK].
- You can invite teachers to consider how well they are currently meeting the EYFS Early Learning Goals and STA Writing Framework Statements (including the greater-depth statements) by using this audit. If there are certain statements teachers are routinely finding hard to achieve, we have supplied a list of teaching practices and resources which will help. Again, this is something we typically use during our school residency training with schools [LINK].
- You may find these handouts useful. They explain what the KS1 and KS2 STA Writing Statements really mean and how they can be achieved [KS1 – LINK] [KS2 – LINK].
- It’s also important to investigate the thoughts and feelings of your pupils. Our Children As Writers survey helps you collect valuable data and even provides you with a report, suggesting certain teaching practices to help you improve your teaching [LINK].
- Finally, we share guidance on teaching writing and the new Ofsted framework [LINK].
Don’t forget that we provide INSET and residency training. Please get in touch if this is something you’re interested in.