School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Writing Across the Curriculum: Pitfalls and Positives

We all know that children write better when they have something engaging to write about, and Foundation Subject knowledge has long been used as an inspiration for writing lessons. But how do we maintain high standards in the original subject area when it becomes a ‘learning aid’ in English?

  • Explore a tricky area of teaching and learning that has been highlighted by Ofsted
  • Find out about TT Education’s 'Bridge Edit' approach to connect writing in more sophisticated ways
  • Improve disciplinary knowledge across the curriculum
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

TT Education's popular ‘Path to Success’ model emphasises the importance of Experience and Connectivity in learning, and writing is no exception: children need rich experiences from across the curriculum to give them something to actually write about. However, Ofsted's new framework warns that we can lower standards in other subjects when we reduce them to an English 'learning aid'. This short course will help you

  • Make objectives more focused and explicit, so children distinguish between English learning and learning in other subjects
  • Use the 'Bridge Edit' approach to connect writing across the curriculum but in a sophisticated way
  • Find out how disciplinary knowledge can actually improve children's understanding of 'audience and purpose'

This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • SLT and English coordinators
  • Class teachers
  • KS1 and KS2

If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • Via livestream on the dates below - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an interconnected device.
  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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