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Developing Writing in Greater Depth at KS2



Thursday 30th January 2020  1.15pm - 4.30pm


Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN



This half-day course has been designed to formulate strategies which will enable teachers to support and challenge Y6 writers, with the focus on securing the greater depth ​standard.

The aim of the course is for teachers to secure an understanding of pupils working at a greater depth in writing, with a focus on strategies to support and challenge​. Whilst the course focuses on the Teacher Assessment Framework for the end of KS2, Year 5 teachers would also benefit from the session so that the approaches towards Greater Depth may be spread across the phase.

Suitable for KS2 teachers and English Subject Leads.

Participants will:

  • consider what makes an effective writer
  • secure an understanding of greater depth at the end of KS2 by clarifying each ‘Pupil can’ statement
  • explore practical approaches, activities and resources to support pupils in developing towards each statement in order to secure this standard.
  • Trainer

    Susie Spolander is an experienced primary school teacher and English consultant whose practice includes classroom teaching and senior leadership across the key stages; English consultancy throughout the primary sector; and writing, developing and leading training events and projects in a range of areas to address current educational priorities. For this work, she has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education. Susie also holds the Every Child Counts trainer accreditation from Edge Hill University and the Inference Training accreditation from Leicester City Council. Throughout her career, Susie has enjoyed leading on a number of action-research projects, focused on developing specific areas of English, such as spoken language, writing for more able pupils, phonics and GPS. Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners, so works alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to support school development through a range of training, leadership and classroom-based approaches.