Impact

The impact of our writing curriculum at The Avenue Primary School is to ensure not only that children reach the age-related expectations set out by the English National Curriculum, but also to equip them with skills that support and enable them to make maximum progress from their starting points and to develop into competent writers.

Through our rigorous and highly effective teaching of systematic phonics and approach to teaching writing, our children transitioning into secondary school leave us as a fluent, confident and able writers across all areas of the curriculum. Our children will make at least good progress during their time with us and this is monitored closely as they journey through the school. The impact of our writing curriculum will be measured by assessment procedures, which allow us to measure outcomes against all schools nationally:

  •         EYFS % of pupils achieving a ‘Good level of development’ (GLD)
  •         End of KS1 % of children working towards the Expected Standard, at the Expected Standard          or at Greater Depth in writing
  •         End of KS2 % of children working towards the Expected Standard, at the Expected Standard          or at Greater Depth in writing

From the regular monitoring of teaching, books and pupil interviews, it is clear that writing at The Avenue is taught in a systematic and progressive way, that prior teaching and learning is considered, and that learning is memorable. Children enjoy talking about their writing – about its construction, purpose and effect on the reader. They are confident to share their writing with staff, children and parents alike and parents are complimentary about the stamina and standard of writing throughout the school. All writing is planned with a clear intention and audience and editing ensures that writing is presented at its best.