Every Child a Writer: Effective collaboration with a leading teacher
School or setting
- Authored by:
- Lorette Elsmore
- Fairview Community Primary School
- Type of school:
- Local Authority:
- South East
- Year groups:
- Year 3, Year 4
- Below age-related expectation
- People involved:
- LA adviser, Subject leader, Teacher
- Number of classes:
- Number of adult learners:
What were your reasons for doing this type of development work?
To develop our planning and classroom practice in the teaching and learning of writing.
Who might find this case study useful?
Collaboration between teachers
Use of quality texts and guided writing
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The intention was to have impact on writing, focusing on composition as evidence locally and nationally showed that this was an area of weakness. Approaches included Assessment for Learning (AfL), collaborative group work, coaching and demonstration.
It was found from discussions with pupils that there was an increase in enjoyment in writing of all pupils, irrespective of gender or ability. Lesson observations showed an improvement in teaching. Since delivering a whole school staff meeting in January, several colleagues across the key stages have begun to use working walls.
The crucial thing that made a difference was the collaborative approach of the leading teacher.