Selby Community Primary, North Yorkshire

Selby Community Primary is a successful school, judged as ‘good’ with outstanding features by OFSTED in October 2011. It has remained good in subsequent inspections since this date. The school is located in an extremely challenging area where it is currently ranked the 6th most deprived school in North Yorkshire.

We started our journey in 2011. It is taught systematically and successfully across the school from Nursery to Year 6. By using this approach standards at the end of each year group have improved over time. Typically, the results at the end of each year group would be above national outcomes, despite the high levels of disadvantage.

Visitors to the school comment on how well the children use vocabulary in their spoken and written work. Pupils are willing to share their work and their passion/love of writing.

Selby Community Primary School are offering the chance to see teaching in a range of year groups, children’s work and staff planning as well as meeting with the key storytelling staff to discuss anything from the following:

• Imitation, Innovation, Independent Application and Invention
• Audience, purpose, form
• Developing toolkits for writing
• Developing ambitious vocabulary
• Embedding language games and activities
• Supporting the development of writing with images, objects and story maps
• Creating the Environment for Talk for Writing including celebrating writing
• Non-fiction writing
• Leadership of Talk for Writing • Effective feedback from staff and children including response to marking.
• Whole school planning for Talk for Writing including the allocation of texts and language features across the school.

Current training offered

Full day to include lunch. Cost – £120 per head.

To book email

Audience – Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, School Leaders, Governors, Class teachers & Teaching Assistants

Purpose – An introduction to the Talk for Writing process. A beginner’s guide to fiction with an opportunity to observe teaching, meet teachers, talk to children and be trained in imitation, innovation and independent application. .


Ian Clennan, Headteacher

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