Talk for Writing – an Introduction
Talk for Writing has been the most successful whole school initiative we have undertaken at Warren Road. Standards have risen in all year groups, especially in areas of ‘Greater Depth’, where written outcomes are of an extremely high standard. In addition, writing for pleasure has become a feature of the school, with children making the most of opportunities both in and out of lessons, as well as at home, to develop their key skills and their creativity. Visitors to the school will find themselves immersed in lessons where vocabulary is championed and celebrated; grammar, punctuation and spelling is contextualised and used with confidence; and content is rich and engaging.
- An overview of the TFW process and its impact on raising standards.
- A learning walk to see TFW being taught throughout the school.
- A book look to see the written outcomes over time.
- A question and answer session with teachers, children and the TFW lead.
“An excellent mix of classroom observation, teaching across various year groups, books to look at, teachers to talk to and of course the children – lovely to hear their positivity.”
About Jamie Thomas:
Jamie is Head of Warren Teaching School Alliance, and Deputy Head and Head of Literacy at Warren Road Primary School. As a self-proclaimed ‘Talk for Writing’ and grammar nut, he is passionate about instilling a love of English in people of all ages and thrives on raising standards through inspirational training and development.
£75 per session
17 Oct 18 | 28 Nov 18 | 10 Jan 19 | 06 Mar 19
09:15 – 12:15
Warren Road Primary School, Warren Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 6JF