January 22, 2024

Leading Primary Writing Effectively

Rising to the challenge in Norfolk

In 2022/23 Norfolk schools are seeing attainment gaps in KS2 writing expected standard of 7 points below national average, and 6 points below the national average for KS1.*

So how do we close the gap?

We know that leading writing in a primary school is a vast undertaking, and with the increased emphasis placed on leadership from the Ofsted Inspection, it has become increasingly demanding!

As writing leaders we need to be a champion for the subject and know that we can lead writing effectively in our settings. To do this we need learn what questions might be asked about a primary writing curriculum and understand which aspects to focus on during lesson visits, book scrutiny exercises and pupil voice. To know how best to document evidence gained through school monitoring activities and how to use this information to improve pupil outcomes in writing.

To meet this challenge and support our writing leads, we have created a full day course with VNET’s English Consultant, Emma Adcock: How to Lead Primary Writing Effectively. We will provide you with practical guidance to help develop a clear understanding of how to improve the teaching of writing in our schools. The session will also help you to prioritise key actions, make strategic decisions and ensure maximum impact in your school.
Find out more and book now.

*Ref: Statistics provided by Norfolk County Council

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