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Write Away Together

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
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Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / INCos/ SENCos / Subject Leaders / Teaching Assistants
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
English / Special Educational Needs / Support Staff
Event Description
Looking for an effective intervention to improve writing, which relies upon a more robust partnership approach between teacher and TA and between TA and pupils?

Write Away Together is a Fischer Family Trust guided-writing intervention programme, focused on feedback and improvement. It can be applicable to all pupils, or used as a one-to-one intervention, targeting pupils who need more intense structured support.

One of the top seven strategies identified by the Sutton Trust, to raise attainment of disadvantaged and vulnerable learners, includes a focus on the pupil’s ability to self-manage their own learning.

A key feature of the intervention focuses on how to change pupils’ writing behaviour so that the skills of proof-reading and editing become increasingly embedded. The course is intended for a TA to attend, along with their SENCO or lead teacher. A range of practical activities will be explored, which can be used with pupils across the primary phase.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
The aims of the course are to:

  • provide a clear structure for writing support improve participants' understanding of how to improve writing at text, sentence and word level

  • support participants in embedding strategies that will improve pupils' independent writing

  • offer focused training for TAs to work with teachers to improve writing

  • improve participants' ability to assess the progress of pupils' writing skills over time

Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 6 November 2019
End Date
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday 5 November 2019
09:00 - 16:00
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