Improving Writing Quali

Years/Age range


Type of children

Predicted to achieve Level 3 or insecure Level 4 in KS2 English

Child/Adult ratio

Small group:1

Length of intervention

20 weeks

Brief description

The project aimed to use memorable experiences and an approach called ‘Self-Regulated Strategy Development’ (SRSD) to help struggling writers in Years 6 and 7. SRSD provides a clear structure to help pupils plan, monitor and evaluate their writing. It aims to encourage pupils to take ownership of their work and can be used to teach most genres of writing, including narrative. Memorable experiences, such as trips to local landmarks or visits from World War II veterans, were used as a focus for writing lessons.


For writing in Y6-7: close to remarkable

Further information

Calderdale Excellence Partnership