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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
School-wide licence: £120 + VAT
Accessible Until
7 days following broadcast

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, KS2

About livestream training

The school-wide licence for this livestream short course costs just £120+VAT and provides access to every member of staff at your school.

By purchasing this livestream training:

  • Every member of staff in your school can log in independently from home or wherever they are.
  • Your team will be able to ask questions using the chat window which will be answered by the presenter at the end of the session.
  • A recording of the course will be made available to everyone at your school for a further 7 days following broadcast, so they can still watch the training even if they cannot attend the course live.


How to purchase:

To buy a school-wide licence for this livestream short course, please click the 'Book Now' button next to your chosen date* below and complete the checkout process to place your order. You will receive an automated email with further instructions on how to provide access to the rest of the staff at your school.

Please note that all times stated below are in British Summer Time (BST).

*If there are no 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.

24 September 2021, 3:45PM