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Write Away Together: guided-writing intervention programme

Course Tutors
Michael Gray, Theresa Clements
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Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / SENCOs / Teaching Assistants
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
English / Special Educational Needs
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, groups 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

  • gain a detailed understanding of Write Away Together (WAT)

  • know how to develop pupils' writing using WAT

  • be confident with the structure of the WAT lesson

  • know how the key elements of praise, improve, plan develop stuck writers

  • know how to plan sessions and practical matters

  • have confidence in implementing the programme

Learning outcomes

  • improve participants' understanding of how to improve writing at text, sentence and word level

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

  • provide a clear structure for writing support

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

Additional Information
This course is specifically designed for teaching assistants to attend with a teacher as it will have implications for whole-class practice.

The cost of this training is £69 (excluding VAT) per delegate.
Closing Date
Monday 21 February 2022
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1 28 February 2022 13:15 - 16:15 Webinar Map
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