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  • Susie Spolander
    Susie Spolander

    As an experienced English consultant, Susie works nationally and internationally with schools, academies, partnerships and organisations to develop and improve all aspects of English across the primary age range.

    Prior to establishing her independent consultancy business, she worked as a Primary Strategies Literacy Consultant and then as an English Consultant for Oxfordshire County Council’s School Improvement Service.

    Susie has written, developed and led a wide variety of training events, programmes and projects to address current local and national educational priorities and, in recognition of this work, has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education.


Zoom Session
Zoom Session


Thu 7 Mar 2024


09:00 - 11:00

Writing – A Whole School Approach to Greater Depth

Focus: Curriculum
For: Lead teachers


Gaining Consistency: a whole school approach to greater depth writing

The 2019 Ofsted framework requires schools to ensure that all learners will receive a high-quality, ambitious education and that leaders take on or construct a curriculum that is ambitious. Therefore, it is vital that our English writing curriculum reflects this in every year-group across the phases.

This online session will consider and explore:

  • the characteristics of greater depth writers across the year groups
  • what greater depth writing might look like in year-groups without statutory assessment frameworks
  • how to provide breadth and depth in the English writing curriculum for all pupils
  • strategies and approaches for encouraging and developing greater depth writers across all phases

This course is part of the ‘Gaining Consistency’ series: a programme of CPD for those with a top-level view of the English curriculum in primary schools, focused on looking strategically at ensuring progression in the strands of the English curriculum, both across and within year-groups, and developing effective whole-school approaches to teaching and learning within each strand.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of English, meaning that schools can take part in all sessions or choose those that are most relevant to their school development priorities

Multiple Sessions:

This is a series of four sessions. Each session will be stand alone, therefore it is advisable but not essential for staff to attend all sessions.

  • [1] Tue 10 October 2023
  • [2] Tue 7 November 2023
  • [3] Wed 7 February 2024
  • [4] Wed 7 March 2024

Please note: You will need to book each of these sessions individually.

Director’s Note:

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