What Ofsted says

Icknield Infant and Nursery School, Hertfordshire

“Leaders have successfully introduced a new method of teaching writing, based upon a number of recognised strategies. The school’s assessment information demonstrates that this is raising standards in writing across the school.”

Summer 2017


West St Leonard’s Primary Academy School

“The teaching of writing is exemplary. Teachers use a structured, cross-curricular approach that makes use of high-quality texts and develops high-level vocabulary exceptionally well. Teachers regularly demonstrate their approach to colleagues from other schools.

Writing skills are applied well in other subjects such as science and humanities. The focus on language and communication across the curriculum is a key element of the strong teaching that inspectors observed.”

Autumn 2016

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St Mark’s CE (Aided) Primary School, Brighton

“Teachers plan and teach engaging and exciting learning. Recent developments in writing have supported pupils to make rapid progress.”

“The school has worked systematically to improve writing. Teachers and pupils are enthusiastic about this development, which is enabling all pupils to make progress. Teaching is well structured and supports reluctant writers very successfully. Teachers use a range of ways to enable pupils to talk and discuss their work, which is very effective in increasing their understanding.”

Autumn 2015

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Wimbourne Infants School, Portsmouth

“Writing has improved significantly due to the school’s involvement in the Talk4Write [Primary Writing Project] project. Regular opportunities for extended writing tasks are used to set the next steps for pupils’ learning and there is a clear focus on expected learning in lessons. This enables pupils to make good progress across the school.”

November 2013

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St George’s CofE Primary School, Portsmouth

“The school has been working hard to improve writing skills. Work in pupils’ books shows that this has been successful…. Pupils are making good progress in writing’. (page 6 of the report)”

November 2014