SPRING 2021 A – Short-Burst and Shared Writing

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

What the training will cover

These four sessions will focus on how short-burst writing develops confidence in a young writer’s ability to manipulate their audience and create different effects. We will explore how deep and rich reading influences writing and look at strategies for creative writing, reading as a writer and how to co-construct toolkits for a desired purpose.

Within the sessions, we will also look at impact short-burst poetical writing has in terms of vocabulary acquisition, the importance of toolkit progression throughout school and how we can add in levels of complexity to engage the reader, contextualising grammar for a desired effect.

Finally, we will explore how toolkits can drive composition through shared and guided writing, enabling children to write confidently, cohesively and with consideration of the reader.

Dates and Times

Monday 26 April 2021 – 4pm-5.15pm
Monday 10 May 2021 – 4pm-5.15pm
Tuesday 15 June 2021 – 4pm-5.15pm
Tuesday 29 June 2021 – 4pm-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.

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