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Creating Writers in Years 1 and 2



Thursday 5th November 2020  1.15pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 7th January 2021  1.15pm - 4.30pm


Didcot: Venue to be confirmed



Securing strong foundations in Years 1&2 is essential to preparing children for the end of KS1.  This CPD session will explore a variety of approaches to take back to the classroom to enhance the teaching of writing in these year groups. 

This course will:

  • secure an understanding of expectations in writing within this phase
  • explore the links between reading and writing and the use of high quality texts to promote and engage learners
  • develop an understanding of the writing process and how this can be utilised to support children in writing for a range of purposes and audiences
  • give practical ideas and activities of how to develop both the compositional and technical aspects of writing. 

COVID 19 update: we are keeping up-to-date with all Government guidelines regarding group sizes and social distancing, and will ensure that all our courses meet guidelines that are current at the time of the course. We will keep you informed of these arrangements nearer to the time. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

  • Trainer

    Julie is an established English consultant with an extensive knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective learning and teaching approaches.  Prior to this role, her experience of teaching in primary schools in both Oxfordshire and Devon included key roles in piloting and developing many aspects of English. She has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education and is an accredited Edge Hill Every Child Counts trainer for 1stclass@writing.  Julie’s work has included focused English projects, such as Every Child Writes, and high quality individual school support.  She has designed and delivered many professional development programmes and training materials to support schools, partnerships and organisations in English.  Her passion and enthusiasm for engaging children in the curriculum is seen through her creative approaches, which inspire both teachers and learners. As a trainer for Reading Quest, she is keen to ensure CPD offers teachers new and innovative ideas, which are practical, easy to implement and, most importantly, impact on children’s learning. 

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