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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


Wed 17 Jan 2024


13:00 - 14:45

Supporting Writing in KS1 for TAs

Focus: Curriculum
For: Teaching assistants


Join this interactive online workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the KS1 writing curriculum and gain new ideas to support pupils with their written work.

In many cases, Teaching Assistants are involved in supporting groups and individual pupils with their written work. This course is designed specifically to provide TAs with an understanding of the KS1 writing curriculum and its associated subject knowledge, as well as an opportunity to explore strategies and approaches for scaffolding pupils’ writing to develop independence and confidence.

Suitable for TAs working in KS1 or KS2. Please note: Teaching Assistants working with KS2 pupils who need further support with KS1 writing objectives may find it helpful to join this session to gain practical ideas for how to scaffold writing as the foundation for KS2 expectations

Participants will:

  • understand the national curriculum requirements for writing in KS1 and the associated subject knowledge and terminology
  • explore strategies, activities and resources for working with pupils when writing
  • consider approaches for scaffolding writing for pupils who find difficulty with written work

Director’s Note:

Support those brilliant TAs with top quality CPDF to develop writing in Key Stage 1.