Greater Depth Writing online learning

Resources, Training/Conference

This training course will support teachers with understanding, teaching and providing opportunities to enable high-attaining writers to achieve the Greater Depth Standard at the end of KS1 and KS2. The course is designed for ALL year groups from Y1 to Y6 as the development of these writing skills is important incrementally as children move through the primary age-range. The core messages and teaching strategies in the four modules are therefore applicable to every year group.

Using the modules effectively

The training is divided into four modules, each of which lasts between one hour and one hour, thirty minutes. Purchase of this product allows you access to all four modules. 

Module 1: Secure understanding of Greater Depth Standard at Y2 and Y6

Module 2: Identify differences between EXS and GDS in different year groups

Module 3: Consider strategies for teaching towards Greater Depth

Module 4: Develop further strategies for teaching towards Greater Depth and plan to meet the needs of Greater Depth writers

The training is designed for groups of teachers working together, for example in one school or a group of schools, but it is also appropriate for individual teachers who wish to use the modules as self-study units.

Schools/teachers can choose to timetable the sessions to suit their situation. For example, you could complete all four modules in one CPD day or choose to spread them across a series of staff meetings. It is essential that the modules are completed in the correct order and, for the most impact, that all four are completed.

What’s included

Each module contains the following resources to support course leaders:

  • A video presentation with activities and discussion for delegates (the presentation in pdf format)
  • Essential resources (where printed versions are necessary, this is noted)
  • Notes about pre-session preparation and tasks for leaders and teachers

The course has been set up as a whole-site licence, which means that a school only has to purchase one licence in order to deliver the training across multiple members of staff. 

MATs/Federations/Clusters of schools: for order quantities of more than 1 licence (for more than one establishment), please contact us to discuss your purchase options: [email protected]

Product Code: ENGL-RES-03010