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Writing sessions that really work for KS2

Best-suited to teachers of upper KS2 classes, but designed to equip teachers with practical approaches for all abilities, participants should bring along examples of pupils’ learning, and should also expect to write their own pieces and workshop ideas.

Primary school children are capable of writing with great flair and sophistication, but they need inspiring tasks and an inspiring classroom environment to achieve this.   Rachel is offering an intensive and hands-on course ideal for teachers seeking to bring out the best in their pupils’ writing.

In three linked & practice-based sessions participants will be taken through the writing process, the choice and structure of effective tasks, and the use of reading, role play and class discussion to underpin writing.  The sessions will include advice on the best classroom resources and writing ground-rules to establish, on differentiating outcomes, and the optimum use of feedback and marking to support children’s writing progress.

Rachel Seiffert has published three novels, The Dark Room (2001), Afterwards (2007), The Walk Home (2014) and an acclaimed collection of short stories, Field Study (2004). Her books have been shortlisted for the Booker prize, twice long-listed for the Orange/Baileys prize, and adapted for both stage and screen.

Rachel has taught creative writing at Goldsmiths College, Glasgow University and the Arvon Foundation, amongst others, and has delivered a wide range of workshops in schools, ranging from inner-London comprehensives to Wellington College in Berkshire. She is currently in her third year as Writer in Residence at Haseltine Primary School.[testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” random=”” class=”” id=””] [testimonial name=”School Improvement Advisor” avatar=”female” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]‘The writing I observed in Year 6 was outstanding; pupils were writing with a maturity and confidence beyond their years. Through Rachel they had clearly been provided with both a fantastic stimulus, but also excellent tuition in the use of language and structure, to inspire such depth and quality of writing. She is a fantastic asset for any school to have.’

Cost covers all three sessions. Participants should attend all three sessions.

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