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Every time we write – developing metacognition and self-regulation to improve writing outcomes

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Clare Hodgson
Admin Contact
Sandra Penstone-Smith (training@hertsforlearning.co.uk)
Target Audience
Assessment Coordinators / Assistant Headteachers / Classroom Teachers / Early Career Teachers / Middle Leaders / Newly Qualified Teachers / NQT +1 / Overseas Trained Teachers / Returning Teachers / Subject Leaders
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Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Assessment / English / Leadership and Management / Newly Qualified Teachers
Event Description
The recent EEF report highlights the consistently high level of impact when metacognitive and self-regulatory subject-specific approaches have been developed, with pupils making an average of seven months’ additional progress. With this in mind, and borne out of the common issues seen when moderating pupil writing at Key Stages 1 and 2, this new course includes a new classroom resource, ‘Every time we write’: a pupil resource and teacher tool to help to move every pupil to age-related expectations for their year group. This resource is designed to be used throughout the school in Years 1 to 6, in order to build a pupil’s own editing and review strategies in a systematic and planned way.

This course is suitable for literacy subject leads, allowing them to gain the overview of progression in writing throughout the primary curriculum, and also for class teachers, who will gain invaluable strategies and resources for direct use in the classroom in order to develop quality writing and build pupils’ metacognitive skills.

A limited number of places are available for delegates to receive a post-course coaching visit in school with an assessment adviser. This coaching session can be used flexibly: to troubleshoot, observe pupils working with the ‘every time we write’ resource in the classroom, and engage in professional dialogue in order to review the development in pupils’ writing and metacognitive skills. Please enquire to: hfl.assessment@hertsforlearning.co.uk

Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending this course, delegates will:

  • gain a clear oversight of the progression in writing from Y1 to Y6 enabling teachers to ‘backward chain’ in order to give the feedback that makes the most difference to the writer

  • have a re-useable take-away resource and toolkit: ‘Every time we write’ to use in the classroom and on displays

  • gain a range of classroom based strategies to develop pupils' self-regulation and metacognition when re-drafting and editing their writing – always with the key question in mind: ‘What effect do I want my writing to have on the reader?’

  • develop a ‘writer’s workshop’ culture in the classroom

Additional Information
Start Date
Monday 30 March 2020
End Date
Monday 30 March 2020
Closing Date
Monday 16 March 2020
09:30 - 16:00
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