Getting on with Writing


Written by Richard Durant, Babcock LDP English Adviser

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Practical ideas to support writing intervention in KS3.

Aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and one-to-one tutors who have the task of boosting the writing skills of lower-attaining students.  It is about making fast and enjoyable progress.  The new Ofsted inspection framework and the new standards for teachers require a renewed focus on literacy and differentiation, and those two things are exactly what  Getting on with Writing is concerned with.

The new Ofsted framework is strongly focused on how teachers meet the needs of lower attaining and less advantaged students.  Getting on with Writing provides engaging activities aimed at moving students from Level 2 up towards Level 5 in writing.  The activities are a timely contribution to effective intervention programmes.  The activities can be used in lessons, in small groups, and can be easily adapted for one-to-one tuition sessions.  The sessions are clearly explained and set out and are accompanied by ready-for-use resources.  Each session ahs a clear learning focus and relevant success criteria in plain language.  An invaluable support for new standards that require teachers to use ‘approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them’.


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