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Supporting Writing in KS1: A Workshop for TAs



Thursday 25th March 2021  10am - 12noon





Join this interactive online workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the KS1 writing curriculum and gain new ideas to support pupils with their written work.


In many cases, TAs are involved in supporting groups and individual pupils with their written work.

This course is designed especially to provide TAs with an understanding of the KS1 writing curriculum and its associated subject knowledge, as well as an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for scaffolding their writing to develop independence.

Suitable for TAs working in KS1 or in KS2 if supporting KS1 writing objectives as intervention work.

Participants will: 

  • understand the national curriculum requirements for writing in KS1 and the associated subject knowledge and terminology
  • explore strategies, activities and resources for working with pupils when writing
  • consider approaches for scaffolding writing for pupils who find difficulty with written work
  • 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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