This audit has been created to help individual teachers, writing co-coordinators or whole schools audit their writing teaching.
We believe that there are many schools who subscribe to a Writing For Pleasure philosophy and need an evidence-rich pedagogy which will be instrumental in cultivating an enduring love of writing with academic achievement. The ambition is for children’s writing to match (both in composition and transcription) the standards of writing which are achieved out in the real world, and for children to experience the kinds of pleasure available to professional and hobbyist writers through personal and artistic expression, effective communication and the possibility of making changes for themselves and others. The principles identified below are grounded in our own research and over 300 pieces of educational research and literature on effective writing instruction.
We suggest that before completing this audit, you take some time to familiarise yourself with the pedagogy and its associated principles by downloading and reading our Writing For Pleasure manifesto.
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