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Supporting independent learning

Independent learning is one of the skills that is developed within English. Find out how independent learning relates to real contexts and how you can focus your teaching when pupils are asked to write for a website landing page.

How independent learning relates to real contexts

Pupils move from dependence to independence when lessons include:

  • a range of contexts, including the unfamiliar (helping pupils to apply the skills they have built and developed)
  • opportunities for collaborative planning across and between organisations (helping pupils to understand the implications of this).

How you can encourage independence

See how these independent learning skills can be developed when pupils create content for a website, writing a landing or home page.