Raising Achievement in Writing

12/10/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
07/12/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
01/02/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
29/03/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
24/05/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
05/07/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Please note that this course has already started for 2018/19, if you are interested in future dates for the training please email [email protected]

This 6 day course will guide teachers and school leaders to develop high quality writing provision across the key stages within a rich reading curriculum. 

Teachers will have extensive input on research, best practice and subject knowledge.  Every participant will receive an anthology of related reading, and a theoretical text to deepen their subject knowledge.  During the course, they will also receive 3 high quality children's texts along with associated teaching sequences in order to support participants in putting theory into practice in their settings.  This year all RAW participants will also receive a Power of Reading subscription (worth £300) for their school. 


Teachers will:

  • Choose and use a range of high quality texts to inspire writing
  • Model best practice in the teaching of writing
  • Use the CLPE Writing Scale to identify the continuum of development in writing and support all children to make progress, regardless of their starting points
  • Be supported in developing practice across the school in order to increase engagement and attainment in writing
  • Examine recent research underpinning teaching approaches
  • Engage in school-based gap tasks and reflections culminating in a case study evidencing impact
  • Take part in a writing workshop delivered by leading children's poet Rachel Rooney to develop your understanding of an authentic writing process.

Day 1: Building a Community of Writers

Day 2: Inclusive Practice in Writing

Day 3:  The Reader in the Writer

Day 4:  Developing Sophistication in Writing

Day 5:  Paper, Print and Digital Production

Day 6:  Reflection and Forward Planning

The practical element has enabled me to embed the pedagogy through experiencing it, giving me the confidence to share it so others can benefit.” Teacher 2018

The course has been a real highlight of this academic year.” Teacher 2018


"I have been completely inspired by this course, the mix of ideas from our tutor and the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues has been excellent."

Teacher 2017

“It has given me a deeper, theory based understanding of what writing is, the process and the challenges”

Teacher 2017
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources