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Improving Writing in KS2 (IPEELL) CPD

03 Oct 2024

9:30am - 2:30pm




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.

Related course: find out more about our Teaching reading in KS2 CPD

Structure and cost

All training will take place online via Zoom and are part of our CPD courses for primary teachers.

Training will take place over two sessions (both last two hours) with a two-hour follow-up session to feed back and troubleshoot:

Thursday 3 October 2024:

  • Session 1: 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Session 2: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Follow-up session - Tuesday July 8 2025:

  • 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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