Write Away Together

Years/Age range


Type of children

Low attainers (children who are not making expected gains in writing or are working below national expectations)

Child/Adult ratio

1:1 or small group

Length of intervention

10 weeks (minimum); 20 minutes twice a week

Brief description

Each session involves a dialogue between the child and the trained partner (teacher or teaching assistant) about a piece of independent writing, which can come from any curriculum area. Using the PRAISE, IMPROVE, PLAN model, the adult makes a positive response to the child’s writing, using specific praise to highlight what the child does well. The adult then helps the pupil to understand which text, sentence and word choices will be appropriate for a particular writing task in order to make the writing more interesting/exciting/clearer to the reader. The final part of the lesson looks at specific text features in order to help the child with planning and with continuing the writing independently.


For writing in Y2-6 when implemented 1:1: remarkable

Further information