AUTUMN 2020 – Greater Depth Writing KS2 – A – FULLY BOOKED


There has been unprecedented demand for this course and it is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list, please email

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For Primary Headteachers, English Subject Leaders, KS2 and KS3 Teachers.

What the training will cover

This training will focus on the key approaches needed to develop children’s writing to greater depth across KS2. We will explore how deep and rich reading influences writing and look at strategies for creative writing, reading as a writer and composing in the style of great authors.

We will also look at how KS2 writers raid their reading to develop their writing, explore the role of shared and guided writing and consider short-burst writing as a strategy to develop a young writer’s ability to manipulate their audience and create different effects.

Finally, we will consider independent planning, the role of formative assessment and how to use challenging and engaging starting points for pupils to write imaginatively and independently.

Dates and Times

Thursday 8 Oct 2020 – 3.50pm-5.15pm
Thursday 5 Nov 2020 – 3.50pm-5.15pm
Thursday 19 Nov 2020 – 3.50pm-5.15pm
Thursday 3 Dec 2020 – 3.50pm-5.15pm


Price per delegate for four sessions of training is £160.00 +VAT (which equates to £40 per training session).

Discount: 10% discount on ALL places when a school books more than one person on the same course. Meaning two delegates cost £288 (which equates to £36 per person, per session).

How the online training works

Training will take place via Zoom over four after school sessions. Delegates will need to attend ALL four of these sessions as there will be gap tasks between each session. Each delegate will need their own desktop or laptop computer with a working camera. There are further details on this PDF.

Download key information PDF