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Improving Writing in Key Stage 2

Next upcoming course:
Bradford City Hall | 18 September 2017
One and a half day CPD for literacy leaders and subject teachers
First place: £350 | additional places: £250 | member discount £50
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“Participating pupils made approximately nine months’ additional progress compared to similar pupils who did not participate in the intervention.” - EEF, Using Self-Regulation to Improve Writing, 2014

IPEEL WritersThis course (originally developed as IPEELL) helps teachers develop strategies to take their Key Stage 2 pupils beyond scaffolded writing, building confidence and self-assessment skills and providing a structure for pupils to tackle writing challenges across different text types. 

The training was developed in partnership with the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) and the Calderdale Excellence Partnership (CEP). It showed the most progress of any EEF research project and it is currently supporting over 5,000 children in 5 areas of the country.

This training will help you to: 

  • Use transferable approaches to aid the organisation of writing
  • Encourage pupils to take ownership of their progress using self-assessment tools, peer assessment and goal setting 
  • Use class visits and cultural experiences effectively so children engage with and develop their writing
  • Develop strategies to build positive attitudes towards writing in your classroom

Key information

  • This is a 1.5 day course for primary teachers and literacy leaders working with Key Stage 2
  • The days are spread across two terms to allow time for action research between sessions
  • Two teachers including the literacy lead from each school should participate
  • The cost is £350 for the first participant per school and £250 for additional participants, which includes one year's free membership to the National Literacy Trust Network (worth £100) with logins for up to five teachers.*
  • We invite a head or senior leader from each school to attend the first session free of charge
  • Follow up support visits to your school are also available at an additional cost of £350


Complete our expression of interest form, e-mail or telephone 020 7587 3061 to discuss your options. We welcome enquiries from education professionals engaged with local training clusters. Alternatively please complete our expression of interest form and we will get back to you.

 *Existing members of the National Literacy Trust Network receive a £50 discount per school


Day 1 - 18 September
Day 2 - TBC

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.