Improving Writing in Key Stage 2 (IPEELL) - Online CPD


"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

This course 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.

Our recent research report, Children and young people's writing in 2021, recorded the lowest levels in writing enjoyment since 2010. In line with our Education Recovery package, this training will provide strategies to help pupils gain confidence and improve their writing stamina as they catch up on learning.

What will I learn?

  • Transferable approaches to aid the organisation of writing
    Discover methods to support the organisation of pupils' writing in any form and across all subject areas.
  • How to utilise memorable experiences
    Use class visits and cultural experiences effectively so children engage with and develop their writing
  • Ownership of progress using self-assessment tools, peer assessment and goal setting
    Support pupils' meta-cognitive skills so that they are able to identify success criteria and acknowledge areas for improvement.
  • Confidence and more positive attitudes toward writing in the classroom
    Motivational messages are used successfully in a wide range of contexts, but rarely in academic subjects. Discover the empowering impact of this approach when setting writing tasks.

Structure and cost

All training will take place online via Zoom. Training will take place over two 90-minute sessions with a two-hour follow-up session to feed back and troubleshoot:

  • Session 1: Wednesday 13 July 2022: 3:30 - 5pm
  • Session 2: Friday 15 July 2022: 3:30 - 5pm
  • Follow-up session: autumn - date TBC: 3:30 - 5:30pm

The cost is £250.00 for the first delegate and £200 for additional colleagues.

National Literacy Trust school members will receive a £50 discount per school booking. Attendance includes a year's membership for those who don't already have it.

Book your place using the form below. If you have any questions, email