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Improving Writing in KS2 (IPEELL) CPD

14 Mar 2024

9:30am - 3:00pm




"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

Course overview

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.

In our recent research report, Children and young people's writing in 2023, just a third of children and young people aged 8 to 18 told us that they enjoyed writing in their free time in early 2023. This is one of the lowest levels of writing enjoyment we have evidenced since 2010. As we continue to record alarmingly low levels of writing enjoyment, Improving Writing in KS2 (IPEELL) provides children with opportunities to take ownership of the writing process and improve their confidence and stamina.

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 2 hour sessions with a two-hour follow-up session to feed back and troubleshoot:

March 14 2023:

  • Session 1: 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Session 2: 1pm - 3pm

Follow-up session - summer 2024 date tbc:

  • 3.30pm - 5pm

Sessions will not be recorded.

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.

To receive your discount code, or if you have any questions, please contact

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