Improving Writing in Key Stage 2 - Wiltshire

IPEELL writing

"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

"The wealth of knowledge and experience that has been passed to me is invaluable - this training has really focused me as an English Leader and has inspired me to improve writing."

Participant on Improving Writing in Key Stage 2


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.

The course consists of a full day of training on 21 October with a follow-up twilight session on March 5 giving participants the opportunity to feed back on their experience and plan next steps.


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

The course costs £350 for the first participant, then £250 for every colleague you bring.

  • 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

Attendance includes one year's membership of the National Literacy Trust*, giving all teachers in your school access to a range of inspiring teaching resources, school improvement tools, training and CPD.

*Existing National Literacy Trust Members receive a £50 discount per school

Use the form below to book, or please contact or call 020 7820 6258 if you need help with booking.