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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 14 Mar 2024


13:00 - 14:45

Supporting Writing in Upper KS2 for TAs

Focus: Curriculum
For: Year 5/6 teaching assistants


Join this interactive online workshop to develop your subject knowledge of the Upper KS2 (Y5/6) 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 Y5/6 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 Upper KS2. Please note: Upper KS2 TAs who are supporting pupils to learn and apply KS1 and/or Y3/4 writing objectives may find it helpful to attend the Supporting Writing in KS1 workshop on 17 January 2024 and/or the Supporting Writing in Lower KS2 (Y3/4) workshop on 27 February 2024.

Participants will:

  • understand the national curriculum requirements for writing in Upper KS2 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 your amazing upper KS2 TAs. Get them booked on.