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Greater Depth in Writing at KS1



Thursday 28th January 2021  1pm - 3pm 




£50 per delegate

This interactive online course has been designed to formulate strategies which will enable teachers to support and challenge Y2 writers, with the focus on securing the greater depth ​standard by the end of the year.

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 KS1, Year 1 teachers would also benefit from the session so that the approaches towards Greater Depth may be spread across the phase.

Participants will:

  • consider what makes an effective writer
  • secure an understanding of greater depth at the end of KS1 by clarifying each ‘Pupil can’ statement and the ‘step up’ from expected standard to greater depth
  • explore practical approaches, activities and resources to support pupils in developing towards each statement in order to secure this standard
  • Trainer

    As an experienced English consultant, Susie Spolander works with schools, partnerships and trusts to develop and improve all aspects of English across the primary age range. Using her knowledge of the curriculum, assessment and effective teaching and learning practices, she successfully supports many schools and teachers to improve outcomes for their pupils. During her 20+ year career in Education, Susie has enjoyed classroom teaching, as well as holding a range of senior leadership posts. Prior to establishing her own consultancy business, she worked as an English Consultant for Oxfordshire County Council’s School Improvement Service. Susie has written, developed and led a wide variety of training events, programmes and projects to address current local and national educational priorities. She is also an accredited trainer for several reading intervention programmes. In recognition of her work, Susie has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education.

    Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners. Her training is of high quality: rooted in the curriculum, with evidence-based practice alongside creative teaching and learning approaches. Susie believes in a bespoke approach to school support, working alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to develop practice through a range of leadership and classroom-based strategies, always precisely tailored to the identified needs of the school.

    Susie provides training, resources and school support in partnership with local and national organisations, such as Quest for Learning, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance and Oxford University Press.


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