Raising Achievement in Writing

30/01/2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
19/03/2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
30/04/2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
25/06/2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This four day course will guide teachers and school leaders to develop high quality writing provision across the key stages within a rich reading curriculum in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

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 three high quality children's texts along with associated detailed planning and take part in a writing workshop delivered by a children’s poet, to develop understanding of an authentic writing process.

What you will learn:

This four day course has been designed by our team of expert teachers and will cover:

  • Day 1: Developing writer identity: Exploring the importance of oracy and personal narrative for writer motivation
  • Day 2: The Reader in the Writer: Understanding the interrelationship between reading and writing
  • Day 3:  Developing choice and voice: Creating authentic contexts and purposes for writing in the curriculum
  • Day 4:  Developing maturity and independence: Understanding authentic writing processes and nurturing authorial agency

What participants will receive?

As well as four full days training, all participants will receive a book pack containing an anthology of related reading, a theoretical text to deepen their subject knowledge, three high quality children’s books, chosen by the CLPE teaching team, alongside their associated detailed planning, to ensure participants can easily implement their training back in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be provided with the tools to implement a quality writing provision across their school and 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;
  • Explore best practice in the context embedded teaching of phonics, spelling and grammar;
  • Engage in school-based gap tasks and reflections culminating in a case study evidencing impact;
  • Take part in a writing workshop delivered by a children’s poet to develop understanding of an authentic writing process.

This course will be led by CLPE's Darren Matthews.

“Importantly, there need be no conflict between teaching a broad, rich curriculum and achieving success in exams. A well-constructed, well-taught curriculum will lead to good results because those results will be a reflection of what pupils have learned.”​

Amanda Spielman, HMCI commentary: curriculum and the new education inspection framework (2018)

“Unlike so many courses that promise so much and deliver so little, you can feel confident that you’ll get what you pay for. Raising Achievement in Writing does raise achievement in writing. It did in my school.”

Deputy Head Teacher, RAW Course Participant, 2018
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources